Ascent of Solamont on 2012-02-27

Climber: Lee Newton

Date:Monday, February 27, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
    Elevation:830 m / 2726 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Parking on the road which crosses high on the southern slopes of the hill, I chose a likely looking forestry track, and quickly found the top of the hill through snow which was surprisingly much deeper than at the same altitude on 3 adjacent hills I visited that day, presumably due the different aspect on which I was climbing (west). The tracks on the ground were quite new and bore little relation to those on the map but were quite interlinked and therefore not difficult to get to the top. A second more eastern top has an almost equal height so I visited that as well. In both cases the highest ground is a little off the track and difficult to exactly place. Some felled trees offered a reasonable view south from near the summit to the long ridge of the Montagne d'Ormont.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:79 m / 262 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Trailhead:751 m / 2464 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
    Weather:Cold, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:10 Minutes

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