Ascent of Pierre-sur-Haute on 2012-09-18
|Others in Party:||Stuart Mackenzie|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 18, 2012|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
| Elevation:||5361 ft / 1634 m|
Ascent Trip ReportWalked in from car which we left on the col. We felt a bit nervous as we knew we were probably not going to make the summit. Our host for the previous night had made it clear that entry was forbidden. Vehicles were using the track but no one challenged us. We walked round the perimeter of the military compound and considered waiting at the gate to ask permission to enter. Then we thought....if they say no (as they are probably bound to do)we would feel unable to enter secretly. So we just went for it! It was easy to get under the fence, no one seemed to be about and the cross marking the summit was only a few metres away. Found a rosary left at the cross, which seemed very poignant. Stuart took a photo of me by the cross. We walked briskly back to the car. There is a very curious cross worth a look near the col.
Pierre-sur-Haute summit cross (2012-09-18). Photo by Susan Mackenzie.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||801 ft / 244 m|
| Round-Trip Distance:||5.6 mi / 9 km|
| Route:||road to summit mast|
| Trailhead:||Col du Beal 4560 ft / 1389 m|
| Quality:||1 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Road Hike, Bushwhack|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time:||2 Hours |
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