Ascent of Mont Lachat on 2006-08-31
|Date:||Thursday, August 31, 2006|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Elevation:||2022 m / 6637 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportMont Lachat , 2023m, P1064m
Map: 1:25k: 3430ET
Stats: 1020mH, 8km
Time: 1 Sep 06, ascent 2h, descent 1:05.
Start: from E, car park by farm at road end, Forgeassoud, 2km W of St-Jean-de-Sixt
Route: Mapped signposted paintmarked route to summit.
Difficulties: a few steep passages with minor scrambling
Trig point: 15cm block with IGN inscribed on side and X on top face.
Notes: Scenic ascent, fine narrow crest, great views. Crested tits heard on lower slopes; Alpine Choughs perched skirmishing near summit (I had forgotten food so they were out of luck, as was I). Cross dated 1983. Table d’Orientation (1984) is fairly limited, misses some prominent peak, and apparently has errors, e.g. Aiguille Verte in the wrong place (i.e. left of Pointe Percee). A few walking parties met.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||1022 m / 3356 ft|
| Distance:||8 km / 5 mi|
| Route:||Forgeassoud path|
| Trailhead:||Forgeassoud 1000 m / 3281 ft|
| Grade/Class:||YDS 2+|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail, Scramble|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Breezy, Clear|
| Time Up:||2 Hours |
| Time Down:||1 Hours 5 Minutes|
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