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Ascent of Mont Buet on 2006-08-27

Climber: Rob Woodall

Others in Party:None
Date:Sunday, August 27, 2006
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mont Buet
    Location:France
    Elevation:3095 m / 10157 ft

Ascent Trip Report

Mont Buet, 3096m, P612m

Map: 1:25k: 3530ET

Stats: 1760mH, 16km

Time: 27 Aug 06, 3:15, descent 1:48 (just missed the 5h cut!). NB signposted *ascent* time 6h

Start: from E, car park at Le Buet

Route: signposted track to Berard Refuge, signposted zigzags, follow cairns and paintmarks through slabby area; cairned zigzag path to summit

Difficulties: minor scrambling; smallish snowfields more or less permanent could require ice axe & crampons in certain conditions; upper slopes were slush covered and very slippery (but not dangerous)

Trig point: 15cm granite block, set on rock, X inscribed in top face.

Notes: lovely walk-in, entertaining slabby climb, snowfields soft giving no problems, semi white-out along ridge, slushy upper slopes made for entertaining descent just in control. Busy route despite conditions; I was alone in wearing shorts and trail shoes! Visited Col de Salenton en route – worth the small detour.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:1765 m / 5793 ft
    Elevation Loss:1765 m / 5793 ft
    Distance:16 km / 9.9 mi
    Grade/Class:YDS 2+
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail, Exposed Scramble
    Weather:Snowing, Cool, Windy, White-out
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:1765 m / 5793 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Route:from car park at Le Buet via Berard Refuge
    Trailhead:car park at Le Buet  1330 m / 4364 ft
    Time Up:3 Hours 15 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:1765 m / 5793 ft
    Distance:8 km / 5 mi
    Route:Le Buet via Berard Refuge
    Trailhead:car park at Le Buet  1330 m / 4364 ft
    Time Down:1 Hours 48 Minutes



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