Ascent to Brame Farine-Chalet de Brame-Farine on 2006-08-29

Climber: Rob Woodall

Date:Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Ascent Type:Unsuccessful - Turned Back
Point Reached:Brame Farine - Chalet de Brame-Farine
    Elevation:1210 m / 3970 ft
    Remaining Elevation:19 m / 65 ft (59% left to go)

Ascent Trip Report

(Brame Farine, 1230m, P709m)

Map: 1:25k: 3433OT (I used 1:100k sheet 53, not very successfully)

Stats: 35mH, 1.5km (stats expected for a successful summit bid)

Time: 29 Aug 06

Start: from NE, Chalet de Brame-Farine, 5km from Allevard, road then good forest track, parking at junction

Route: follow “red” path SW for c. 500m; summit should be 200m further S in trees.

Difficulties: none (other than looking in the wrong place for the summit!)

Trig point: 1210m mapped at Telecom tower, but not found – very brief search in pouring rain.

Notes: 100k map has height as 1210m at trig; sign near SSW summit displays height of 1204m with adjacent forest maybe 2-3m higher. gives 1205m. Heavy rain and dusky conditions not conducive to exploration, but unclear where the listed 1230m summit would be. Failed to obtain 1:25k map locally en route. Jonathan de Ferranti has since provided a 1:25k extract which indicates the summit is c. 700m SW of Chalet de Brame-Farine – I did not go there :-(
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:17 m / 59 ft
    Extra Gain:3 m / 13 ft
    Distance:0.4 km / 0.2 mi
    Route:(near drive-up)
    Trailhead:Chalet de Brame-Farine  1199 m / 3937 ft
    Route Conditions:
Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Raining, Cool, Breezy, Low Clouds

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