Ascent of Mont Ernest-Laforce on 2012-08-22

Climber: Dave Ward

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Ernest-Laforce
    Elevation:2700 ft / 822 m

Ascent Trip Report

Nice, sunny day, but a bit cool. Some threatening grey clouds overhead, but fortunately there was no rain. Great 360° visability once the summit was reached, where you can see many of the park's other summits, including Mont Jacques-Cartier, Mont Richardson, Mont Xalibu, Mont Hog's Back, Mont Albert, and others.

Took me 33 minutes to reach the summit and about 25 to descend. This is an easy hike for most anyone. I hike with poles, but they're not a necessity for this hike.

Make sure you purchase your park pass at the Centre de decouerte. I had mine checked by one of the park officials on my way down.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:558 ft / 170 m
    Total Elevation Loss:558 ft / 170 m
    Round-Trip Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:558 ft / 170 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Main route (loop trail).
    Start Trailhead:Parking lot.  2142 ft / 652 m
    Time:33 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:558 ft / 170 m
    Distance:1.4 mi / 2.2 km
    Route:Main route (loop trail)
    End Trailhead:Parking lot.  2142 ft / 652 m
    Time:25 Minutes

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