Ascent of Mont Alain-Grenon on 2011-09-03
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Saturday, September 3, 2011|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||3200 ft / 975 m|
Ascent Trip ReportAfter crossing the bogs coming back from mont Goéland, I had only minimal ascent to do before dipping down towards lac Quintin. The challenge was to find a safe way to it. I again failed to notice the easier slopes to the south of mont Alain-Grenon and followed the edge of the mountain south until I saw a foreign object. I approached and found out it is a cross with a plaque commemorating Alain Grenon who died here in an avalanche in the mid-nineties. I took a few pictures and saw that I could get down from here. It was risky business and I have no problem imagining avalanches going down this steep slope. At the bottom I found an easier way across the creek than on my way in and kept going towards mont Provencher.
I only found out later, at home, that this cross marks an official toponym.
The bump in the middle is mont Veyrier, seen from mont Goéland's summit.
The cross on mont Alain-Grenon.
The lean-to at lac Quintin.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Loss:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Quality:||7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Bushwhack, Stream Ford, Scramble|
| Gear Used:||Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cool, Windy, Overcast|
| Route:||Went to the memorial cross|
| Start Trailhead:||Mont Alain-Grenon 3200 ft / 975 m|
| Time:||0 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||300 ft / 91 m|
| Distance:||0.2 mi / 0.3 km|
| Route:||Bushwhack down the west face|
| End Trailhead:||Lac Quintin 2900 ft / 883 m|
| Time:||15 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: Monts Groulx (Corvée 2011) (1 nights total away from roads)|
Complete Trip Sequence:
Total Trip Gain: 5601 ft / 1707 m Total Trip Loss: 5576 ft / 1699 m
|GPS Data for Ascent/Trip|
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