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Ascent of Signal d'Ecouves on 2010-03-24

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Signal d'Ecouves
    Location:France
    Elevation:413 m / 1355 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This is one of the (slightly) trickier to find departmental highpoints in NW France.

First get to the Carrefour (roundabout) de la Croix de Médavy (you know you're there when you see the tank). You get there from Sées via the D908 west then the D26 south. From there take the first exit (if coming from the N), bearing 275 degrees. After 1 and a bit km there is a clearing and a signpost saying Carrefour de la Verrière (which is strangely not a roundabout). Park here and continue on foot.

Now find the forest road leading straight away on a bearing of 235 degrees for a little over 200m. You will see a little worn path on the right hand side, and the typical small (30cm high) trig point. The highpoint is just nearby, choose the highest looking hummock, none overtop the trig by more than 1m.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:14 m / 43 ft
    Distance:0.4 km / 0.2 mi
    Trailhead:Carrefour de la Verrière  399 m / 1312 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Overcast
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:5 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:5 Minutes



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