Ascent of Mont Baron on 2006-08-24
|Others in Party:||None.|
|Date:||Thursday, August 24, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||1299 m / 4262 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportMont Baron, 1299m, P669m
Map: 1:25k: 3431OT
Stats: 250mH, 2km
Time: 24 Aug 06, ascent 0:40, descent 0:35
Start: from SE, car park at Col de Contrebandiers, 9km SE of Annecy
Route: zig-zag path from E end of car park
Difficulties: minor scrambling; railings protect from big drop at steepest part of ascent
Trig point: not found (forgot to look)
Notes: Fine view, summit cairn with pole, among small trees. Big dark clouds; heavy rain on descent.
Also included a lesser peak: Mont Baret, 1243m, P189m
Stats: 190mH, 1km
Time: ascent 0:25, descent 0:15
Route: path from W end of car park; meadow then zig zags; faint path along ridge
Difficulties: path steep in parts but no real difficulties.
Trig point: none mapped or seen.
Notes: Rocky summit in beechwood (I built a small cairn); dramatic view E along Fier valley.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||246 m / 804 ft|
| Distance:||2 km / 1.2 mi|
| Route:||from Col de Contrebandiers|
| Trailhead:||Col de Contrebandiers 1053 m / 3458 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2+|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Raining, Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||0 Hours 40 Minutes|
| Time Down:||35 Minutes|
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