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Ascent of Mont Bellevue on 2009-11-19

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:Rose
Date:Thursday, November 19, 2009
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Bellevue
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:1093 ft / 333 m

Ascent Trip Report

Prior coming to "PARC DU MONT-BELLEVUE" we stopped in at the Sherbrooke Information Center for a Park trail map. In studying the Sherbrooke topographic map that we received I discovered that the name of the Park's 2 peaks are opposite to that shown on the PB goggle map, ie: the Highest peak to the Southwest on the Sherbrooke map is John-S-Bourque and not Bellevue and visa/versa to the Northeast, also Sherbrooke's topo map puts the elevations at 365m and 325m, with the col at 318m. Therefore the 2 High Points of the Park are:
---- MONT JOHN-S-BOURQUE, elev 365m at the southwest, wooded summit with a communication tower, offers no views.
---- MONT BELLEVUE, elev 325m on the northeast, mostly open with a view of the city to the north, communication tower, illuminated cross, 2 ski stations with a number of runs on the northside slopes (the main north entrances and Chalet Antonio-Pinard are at the bottom of the ski lifts).

The year round Park has a good network of easy multi-purpose trails, a map is posted at the entrance. We used the east entrance on rue Donant .... from the large parking lot we hiked a clockwise loop going over John-S-Bourque/Bellevue and back to the parking, a short 1 hour RT.

"THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG WITH A SOCIETY THAT DRIVES A CAR TO A GYM .... TO RUN ON A TREADMILL".
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Total Elevation Loss:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.4 mi / 2.3 km
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:clockwise loop from eastside entrance on dunant
    Start Trailhead:eastside entrance on rue Dunant   1043 ft / 317 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:50 ft / 15 m
    Distance:0.8 mi / 1.3 km
    Route:clockwise loop from eastside entrance on dunant
    End Trailhead:eastside entrance on rue Dunant   1043 ft / 317 m
Ascent Part of Trip: bourque

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mont John-S.-Bourque2009-11-19 a263 ft / 80 m
2Mont Bellevue2009-11-19 b50 ft / 15 m
Total Trip Gain: 313 ft / 95 m    Total Trip Loss: 313 ft / 95 m



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