Ascent to Montagne de l'Accueil-col below summit on 2010-03-01
|Others in Party:||Gabriel Blais|
|Date:||Monday, March 1, 2010|
|Ascent Type:||No Summit Goal|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Carpool|
|Point Reached:||Montagne de l'Accueil - col below summit|
| Elevation:||944 m / 3100 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportWhen we got down from the set-up camp, we realized we would be waiting for a little while. It was only 6:30pm, and our rendez-vous was at 7:00. So we propped ourselves on the plowed snow banks and watched the stars in the completely clear sky for a while. We saw a few shooting stars and after almost 20 minutes we got a little cold. We decided to get in a car and park facing the road. After doing so, it was only minutes until François showed up. He was only 10 minutes late, and getting ready to head back up warmed us.
The hike to camp was uneventful and took about 20 minutes. When we came in camp, water was already hot and it took only a few minutes before we had food and hot drinks ready. The meal was enjoyable and after topping it off with warm spice wine, we crept in our tents for the night.
Gabriel Blais heating up the stoves for melting snow. Photo by Francis Payeur.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||179 m / 590 ft|
| Distance:||3.1 km / 1.9 mi|
| Route:||Open ground, burnt land|
| Trailhead:||Accueil Thomas-Fortin 765 m / 2510 ft|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles, Snowshoes, Tent Camp|
| Weather:||Cold, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 15 Minutes|
| Time Down:||15 Minutes|
|Ascent Part of Trip: ZEC des Martres 03-2010 (2 nights total away from roads)|
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