Ascent of Feldberg on 2011-09-03

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:Andrew Tibbetts
Date:Saturday, September 3, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:4898 ft / 1492 m

Ascent Trip Report

To be completed...

We made an early morning ascent before flying out of Basel, the day after our Piz Lagrev and Grand Ballon ascents.

The trail head is a large car park (€4 in 2011) at xxx (access off main road at xxx). Trails start at the top LH corner of the two parking areas. You soon encounter a trail sign board but the route to the first summit is well signposted (Feldburgsturm - the obvious tower) with good trails. The trail leads to a roughly constructed tower (would make a good climbing wall!). From here the highest summit can be seen 1.6km further away - an easy stroll, with a dip at xxx and a xxx ascent. There is a tall modern comms tower; the natural high point is within the compound of the weather radar building a little further on; it also has a covered reservoir and a slightly lower pillar which appears to be a customised trig pillar. Access is easy but forbidden; for the less fussy bagger there is an artificial platform of equal height, with a viewfinder.

All this had taken a fair bit longer than the drive-up expected from the Summitpost page so we jogged back down to return the hire car.

Grand Ballon and Feldberg photos

Our expedition continued into Morocco, with an ascent of Jbel Igdet the following day.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:132 ft / 40 m
    Total Elevation Loss:132 ft / 40 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5 mi / 8 km
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Normal route from E
    Start Trailhead:E trailhead  
    Time:45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:66 ft / 20 m
    Gain on way out:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:2.5 mi / 4 km
    Route:Normal route
    End Trailhead:E trailhead  
    Time:25 Minutes

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