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Ascent of Chamechaude on 2019-06-30

Climber: Shannon Dillmore

Others in Party:Brogan Dillmore
Date:Sunday, June 30, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Chamechaude
    Location:France
    Elevation:6831 ft / 2082 m

Ascent Trip Report

Did this one early in the day due to heat wave hitting most of Europe. Basically a hike until the cable-protected scramble. We saw a young boy (maybe 6 or 7) go up, so it's not terribly difficult, though we did observe a couple of young French hikers taking their time on the climb down. I may have oversold this as an "easy hike" to my wife - the ascent and descent, while all on a trail, are pretty steep and pebbly in places. Hikers will have no problem but novices may not like falling down a lot.

Views limited by what I assume were a heat/humidity-induced haze. Still, a beautiful little corner of the world.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2533 ft / 771 m
    Total Elevation Loss:2533 ft / 771 m
    Round-Trip Distance:5.7 mi / 9.2 km
    Quality:6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2507 ft / 764 m
        Gain Breakdown:Net: 2481 ft / 757 m; Extra: 26 ft / 7m
    Loss on way in:26 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.9 mi / 4.7 km
    Start Trailhead:4350 ft / 1325 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:2507 ft / 764 m
        Loss Breakdown:Net: 2481 ft / 757 m; Extra: 26 ft / 7m
    Gain on way out:26 ft / 7 m
    Distance:2.8 mi / 4.5 km
    End Trailhead:4350 ft / 1325 m
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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