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Ascent of Mont Aigoual on 2012-11-16

Climber: Lee Newton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Only Party on Mountain
Date:Friday, November 16, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Aigoual
    Location:France
    Elevation:1565 m / 5135 ft

Ascent Trip Report

An early morning drive to the summit carpark covered in frost. The viewing tower on top of the observatory revealed a beautiful sunrise above a sea of clouds. I drove part of the way to the twin summit to the northwest and hiked up in a few minutes to a small building and another fine view to the north, where the day´s next objective Mont Lozere was prominent on the horizon.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:146 m / 477 ft
    Extra Gain:70 m / 230 ft
    Distance:2 km / 1.2 mi
    Route:out and back
    Trailhead:Summit car park  1559 m / 5118 ft
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Unmaintained Trail
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Cloud inversion
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:15 Minutes



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