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Ascent of Le Faing des Moules on 2013-05-01

Climber: Lee Newton

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Le Faing des Moules
    Location:France
    Elevation:1007 m / 3304 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I drove up a forest road to the east of this peak until stopped by a barrier on the forest road. The 1:25K map shows a spot height of 954m at this point near a building labelled le Haut de Pheny. From that point I followed a good quality marked trail (yellow circles) to a point directly south of the top where a gravestone (marked Jean-Marie Houot 1936-1980) sits beside the path. From there I bushwhacked up a short slope top the flat boggy summit area, which is clear of trees (although ringed by them, so no view). Returned by the same route.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:53 m / 174 ft
    Distance:3 km / 1.9 mi
    Trailhead:le Haut de Pheny  954 m / 3130 ft
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:30 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:20 Minutes



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