Mont Saint-Hilaire - Sommet Est, Québec

Prominence: 161 m, 528 ft

Elevation: 391 meters, 1283 feet

True Isolation: 2.48 km, 1.54 mi
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)45° 33' 0'' N, 73° 8' 23'' W
45.549866, -73.139827 (Dec Deg)
County/Second Level RegionLa Vallée-du-Richelieu

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Ascent Info

Total successful ascents logged by registered users: 41
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In 1978 UNESCO designated the eastern half of Mont Saint-Hilaire as "Reserve De La Biosphere Du Mont Saint-Hilaire", the first site in Canada to be so named.
The obvious summit of Sommet Est is the most prominent subpeak in the Reserve. It is in a beautiful/open hardwood forest, a red plastic Benchmark marks the spot "RESERVE B0333", at coordinates 45.54985,-73.13973. It's noted that Googles topographic map does not reflect the actual ground contours and the elevation given is from the spot elevation in Quebec's topographic maps.
The Reserve is not accessible to the public.
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Looking N from Hwy #112, Marieville area. On the right is "Sommet Est" UNESCO designated Reserve, on the left is the Mont's highest point "Le Pain de Sucre" (2020-06-07). Photo by Ben Lostracco.
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 161 m/528 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 161 m/528 ft
  Key Col: 230 m/755 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 2.48 km/1.54 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 45.5617, -73.1667
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Colline Rocky  (WNW)
RangesContinent: North America
Range2: Appalachian Mountains
Range3: Canadian Appalachians
Range4: Notre Dame Mountains
Range5: Collines Monteregiennes
Drainage BasinsRichelieu
St. Lawrence
Gulf of St. Lawrence
Atlantic Ocean
Topo Map 31 H/11 1:50,000
Data SourcePartially verified user peak addition
This peak was submitted to the database by Ben Lostracco.
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