Ascent of Mont du Chat on 2006-08-23

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:None.
Date:Wednesday, August 23, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont du Chat
    Elevation:4934 ft / 1503 m

Ascent Trip Report

Mont du Chat, 1504m, P866m

Map: 1:100k: IGN Sheet 53 Grenoble Mont Blanc

Stats: 8mH, 300m

Time: 23 Aug 06, 30 mins spent on site.

Start: Restaurant des Aigles adjacent to summit, 8km W of le Bourget-de-Lac

Route: short wander from car park.

Difficulties: deciding where the summit is!

Trig point: none noted.

Notes: the first of five easy "P600" summits in the area, which I visited in a single day.

Mont du Chat has two potential summit locations: SW side of road just outside TV mast compound; NE side of road c. 100m along track, in forest. The two are not intervisible, due to trees. No summit height on 1:25k map; 1504m on 1:100k map; Roadside Table d’Orientation (a little lower than summit) given as 1500m. Table d’Or and view are excellent. A “proper” walk could be had by visiting Dent du Chat, apparently involving some scrambling. I was enjoying an easy day after 3 fairly tough ones.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:13 ft / 3 m
    Round-Trip Distance:0.1 mi / 0.2 km
    Route:(summit close to road)
    Trailhead:Restaurant des Aigles  4921 ft / 1499 m
    Grade/Class:YDS 1
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Time:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:0 Hours 

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