Ascent of Mont du Lac des Cygnes on 2017-03-11
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Saturday, March 11, 2017|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mont du Lac des Cygnes|
| Elevation:||3182 ft / 969 m|
Ascent Trip ReportSecond time up this very scenic little peak, in beautiful Grands Jardins park.
This time, though, it was a hike in -24 C, plus additional windchill, and it turned out to be a challenging time to be doing anything outdoors...especially up on the exposed summit plateau.
besides hiking up the Mont du Lac des Cygnes, I tried a small neighbouring mountain as well, but turned around due to extreme cold and variable snow/ice conditions.
The entire circuit, with my side hike, took about 3.5 hours. My eyelashes almost froze together and it proved difficult to manipulate anything with bare hands. A good training day!
Views from the summit plateau on an extremely cold early March day (2017-03-11). Photo by Jan Triska.
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|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1854 ft / 564 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||328 ft / 99 m|
| Quality:||4 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Snow on Ground, Snow Climb|
| Gear Used:||Crampons, Snowshoes|
| Weather:||very cold|
| Gain on way in:||1526 ft / 465 m|
| Start Trailhead:||Interpretive centre 1656 ft / 504 m|
| Loss on way out:||328 ft / 99 m|
| Gain on way out:||328 ft / 99 m|
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