Ascent of Chaume des Champis on 2013-05-01
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
Only Party on Mountain
|Date:||Wednesday, May 1, 2013|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Chaume des Champis|
| Elevation:||1202 m / 3944 ft|
Ascent Trip ReportThis was the first hike in a day of bagging 6 summits in the Vosges finest 50 by prominence list.
I parked just south of the south end of the Lac de Lisbach on a cloudy but promising morning. The forest road "Chemin de Marrion" was well signposted and easy to follow. It rose gently to a junction of forest road at 1129m altitude. Straight on was signposted for the neighbouring peak "Tete des Cerfs" (1177m). I took the right turn instead, signposted for "les Champis", the road was still covered in icy snow , just softening in the warmth of the morning. Eventually the path reached a simple hut, left open for public use for no charge, just like the bothies back home in Scotland. Inside was a fireplace, some wooden benches and tables, but no toilet or water supply. Stairs led up to the wood-floored sleeping loft and there was a wood store outside. From the hut, open slopes led up to the summit area, in some trees. The highest ground was reasonably easy to find, the trig buried under a still thick layer of snow. Return by the outward route was quickly accomplished.
|Summary Total Data|
| Elevation Gain:||307 m / 1013 ft|
| Extra Gain:||4 m / 16 ft|
| Distance:||5 km / 3.1 mi|
| Route:||Chemin de Marrion|
| Trailhead:||Lac de Lispach 903 m / 2963 ft|
| Route Conditions:||Maintained Trail, Open Country, Snow on Ground|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Pleasant, Calm, Partly Cloudy|
| Time Up:||1 Hours 10 Minutes|
| Time Down:||45 Minutes|
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