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Ascent of Montagne à Simoneau on 2011-04-29

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Friday, April 29, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Montagne à Simoneau
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2057 ft / 626 m

Ascent Trip Report

A moderate road hike from the northwest side .... 3.5km, 70 minutes RT.

I used directions in Gabriel Couet's TR of 2010 for this one. We found our way to Ham-Nord and the hwy intersection 161/216 just east of the village, where we traveled north on 216 for 3.3km to a right turn on an unsigned/gated Tower Access Road. Parked the car in front of the gate, this is the TH, the summit's Communication Tower can be seen to the southeast.

I walked/climbed the good Tower Access Road southeast to the col on the ridge (elev 550M) where it curves right (southwest) and climbs the ridge to the summit and the fenced-in Communication Tower (about 1.75km from the TH).
As I approached the summit area I chose my highground at a rock outcrop to the left, 100M before the Tower. In checking out the spot I found a Survey Marker embedded in the rock "Terre et Forets Quebec, Point Geodesique, 1971, #4653(not clear), #6159." My GPS read 45.90179, 71.57083.
The PB coordinates puts the highground at a lower elevation, a rock outcrop on the right 40M from the Tower. Partial views are available.

"MAKING PREDICTIONS IS HARD, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT'S ABOUT THE FUTURE." .......... Berraism
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:712 ft / 216 m
    Extra Gain:33 ft / 10 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.2 mi / 3.5 km
    Route:tower access road from hwy 216
    Trailhead:hwy 216   1411 ft / 430 m
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike



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