Ascent of Montagne du Pavillon on 2008-01-26

Climber: Gabriel Couët

Date:Saturday, January 26, 2008
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Montagne du Pavillon
    Elevation:1089 m / 3576 ft

Ascent Trip Report

I left the parking area near the bridge over Montmorency river early, around 7am. I had packed a heavy load for training, and was carrying both my skis and snowshoes. I used the skins for a while on route 33, then reverted to going on with the wax only as the glue didn't hold under the skis.

When I got to the bridge crossing over Belle Fontaine stream, I left my skis and heavy pack for a summit hike in perfect powder. Most of the young trees in this logged area were under the near 4 meters of snow that had already fallen this winter. This made for some scary snow pits because of the irregular density. I postholed along a small underground tree into so deep snow that I could barely reach my pole that had fallen inside.

All in all, a really cool day, and another Laurentians 1K peak bagged.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:420 m / 1378 ft
    Elevation Loss:420 m / 1378 ft
    Distance:15.1 km / 9.4 mi
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Open Country, Bushwhack, Snow on Ground
    Gear Used:
Skis, Ski Poles, Snowshoes
    Weather:Frigid, Breezy, Clear
Very cold and dry day, clear blue skies
Ascent Statistics
    Elevation Gain:420 m / 1378 ft
    Distance:7.9 km / 4.9 mi
    Route:Route 33, logging trails and bushwhack
    Trailhead:End of plowed road at FM ULaval  669 m / 2198 ft
    Time Up:3 Hours 0 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Elevation Loss:420 m / 1378 ft
    Distance:7.3 km / 4.5 mi
    Route:Route 33, logging trails and bushwhack
    Trailhead:End of plowed road at FM ULaval  669 m / 2198 ft
    Time Down:2 Hours 15 Minutes

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