Ascent to Mont Albert-Top of the 'Grande Cuve' in 1999-03

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Others in Party:Alain Couët
Date:March, 1999
Ascent Type:No Summit Goal
Point Reached:Mont Albert - Top of the 'Grande Cuve'
    Elevation:960 m / 3150 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This was a very enjoyable and memorable ski ascent. We left the base parking around 9:00am at a temperature of about -20°C. Air was very dry in a clear sky.

Halfway up the mountain we were the first group up at the relief hut. Unfortunately, while scrambling to get wood for the stove, I opened multiple deep gashes in my left index finger. We patched it up roughly and we proceeded up the trail. I have nice scars of this event as healing was impeded by a week long XC ski trip.

Climbing skins made the final slope somewhat easy, although there being no resting area until the top of the col.

Wind was intense at the top, so we stayed up for photos and quickly started back down.

Uneventful descent.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:656 m / 2150 ft
    Distance:19 km / 11.8 mi
    Route:Ruisseau du diable trail
    Trailhead:Route 299  304 m / 1000 ft
    Route Conditions:
Open Country, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Hut Camp
    Weather:Cold, Very Windy, Clear

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