Ascent of Mont du Chat on 2006-08-23
|Others in Party:||None.|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 23, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
|Peak:||Mont du Chat|
| Elevation:||1503 m / 4934 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportMont du Chat, 1504m, P866m
Map: 1:100k: IGN Sheet 53 Grenoble Mont Blanc
Stats: 8mH, 300m
Time: 23 Aug 06, 30 mins spent on site.
Start: Restaurant des Aigles adjacent to summit, 8km W of le Bourget-de-Lac
Route: short wander from car park.
Difficulties: deciding where the summit is!
Trig point: none noted.
Notes: the first of five easy "P600" summits in the area, which I visited in a single day.
Mont du Chat has two potential summit locations: SW side of road just outside TV mast compound; NE side of road c. 100m along track, in forest. The two are not intervisible, due to trees. No summit height on 1:25k map; 1504m on 1:100k map; Roadside Table d’Orientation (a little lower than summit) given as 1500m. Table d’Or and view are excellent. A “proper” walk could be had by visiting Dent du Chat, apparently involving some scrambling. I was enjoying an easy day after 3 fairly tough ones.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||4 m / 13 ft|
| Distance:||0.2 km / 0.1 mi|
| Route:||(summit close to road)|
| Trailhead:||Restaurant des Aigles 1499 m / 4921 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 1|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||5 Minutes|
| Time Down:||0 Hours |
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