Ascent of Puy de Sancy on 2011-08-31

Climber: Henk de Smidt

Date:Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Puy de Sancy
    Elevation:1884 m / 6184 ft

Ascent Trip Report

This was a family hike with friends, party of 8 with the youngest persons being 7 years old. It was an absolute beautiful day. Nice Alpine feel when taking the west trail down. Cows with bells in the pasture, stags on the slopes and even an Marmot.
We all had lunch just below Col de la Cabane while me and my son summited Puy de la Perdrix. An extra 1 mile walk gaining about 200'.
The day started off clear, but the forecast came thru: thunderstorm. They arrived half an hour after we left the trail head. Temps fell 10C in half an hour with hail and thunder.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:637 m / 2094 ft
    Elevation Loss:637 m / 2094 ft
    Distance:7.2 km / 4.5 mi
    Quality:5 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Maintained Trail
    Nights Spent:0 nights away from roads
    Weather:Pleasant, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:637 m / 2094 ft
    Extra Loss:60 m / 200 ft
    Distance:3.6 km / 2.2 mi
    Route:East snow cat route
    Trailhead:Road side P-lot  1307 m / 4290 ft
    Time Up:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:577 m / 1894 ft
    Distance:3.6 km / 2.2 mi
    Route:West route Val de Courre
    Trailhead:Road side P-lot  1307 m / 4290 ft
    Time Down:0 Days 2 Hours 30 Minutes

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