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Ascent of Mont Raoul-Blanchard on 2009-03-21

Climber: Gabriel C

Others in Party:Julien Landry
Date:Saturday, March 21, 2009
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Peak:Mont Raoul-Blanchard
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:1657 ft / 505 m

Ascent Trip Report

When we woke up at 6:20 with my alarm, I strolled outside to assess our position. I couldn't find any significant landmarks but I still thought we were heading in the right direction. We made breakfast, melted some snow and then broke camp. We started walking at 8:00am. After the road turned slightly north, we saw montagne Brûlé appear straight in front of us. Now I knew we didn't take the right road so we changed our plan, because our time was limited and we needed to be back in Québec City no later than 6:00pm, to climb montagne Brûlé and try to get as far down the col as we could before we reached our cutoff time.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Loss:49 ft / 14 m
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Descent (To Destination) Statistics
    Loss on way in:49 ft / 14 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:logging roads
    Start Trailhead:unnamed place  1706 ft / 519 m
    Time:10 Minutes
Descent Statistics
Ascent Part of Trip: Brûlé/Raoul-Blanchard (1 nights total away from roads)

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1unnamed place2009-03-20272 ft / 83 m
2(Attempt) Mont Raoul-Blanchard2009-03-210 ft / 0 m
3Montagne Brûlé2009-03-212050 ft / 625 m
Total Trip Gain: 2322 ft / 708 m    Total Trip Loss: 2273 ft / 693 m



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