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Ascent of Mont Sir-Wilfrid on 2012-07-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, July 19, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Sir-Wilfrid
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2569 ft / 783 m

Ascent Trip Report

A road hike ...... 18km, 4h20 hours RT.

The trail map that I received at the local Information Office in Ferme-Neuve refers to this mountain as Montagne du Diable, It gives 4 peaks, Sommet du Diable (the north peak highest at 783M), Sommet Sud (740M), Sommet Belzebuth (749M) and Sommet du Garde-Feu (756M).
NO MENTION WHATSOVER OF MONT SIR WILFRED, in fact I got the impression from the tourist office attendant that they don't use the name Mont Sir Wilfred Laurier.

From the intersection of Hwy 309/Montee Leblanc, as you enter the village of Ferme-Neuve from the south, we drove west on Montee Leblanc (changes names to Baskatong) for 10.7km to Chemin Walker on the left. Parked here, this was my TH (1.2km before we passed the main TH at the Lac de la Montagne).

I walked the rough gravel (4x4) Walker Road 3km west to a main junction with a kiosk, where I turned left and followed/climbed the rough gravel Service Road about 6km directly to the summit. The road is well used, I was passed by 2 service trucks and 4 ATV's.

The north-south summit ridge has 3 Communication Towers, 300 meters separate the north & south Towers, the middle Tower is in a small col.
The HP (Sir Wilfred or Diable) is at the north Tower ..... I chose the rock outcrop 25 meters south of the Tower, GPS 46.68995,-75.59497. The small rock beside the Tower could be higher.

You are rewarded with an outstanding 360 degree panorama.
2 impressed ATVers joined me for a lunch break, "You actually walked up here?".

We drove hwy 117 north to the Reserve Faunique La Verendrye on the way to the La Vallee-de-La Gatineau CoHP.

"YOU CAN NEVER APPRECIATE THE SHADE OF A TREE UNLESS YOU SWEAT IN THE SUN."

Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1405 ft / 428 m
    Total Elevation Loss:1405 ft / 428 m
    Round-Trip Distance:11.2 mi / 18 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:1405 ft / 428 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 1339 ft / 409 m; Extra: 66 ft / 20m
    Loss on way in:66 ft / 20 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:gravel road from chemin baskatong
    Start Trailhead:chemin baskatong   1230 ft / 374 m
    Time:2 Hours 10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:1339 ft / 408 m
    Distance:5.6 mi / 9 km
    Route:gravel road from chemin baskatong
    End Trailhead:chemin baskatong   1230 ft / 374 m
    Time:1 Hours 40 Minutes



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