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Ascent of Puy de Peyre Arse on 2019-09-08

Climber: David Howells

Date:Sunday, September 8, 2019
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Puy de Peyre Arse
    Location:France
    Elevation:5925 ft / 1805 m

Ascent Trip Report

A pleasant foray up Mary and Arse. Puy de Mary (1,783m) is the Pen Y Fan of the Auvergne and incredibly popular. It just has a concrete path up instead of stone...yes concrete. However once over the top you drop down and have a very airy undulating ridge with some simple scrambling to ascend craggy Puy de Arse (1,806m). Coming back is via a lower route.
The starting point at Pas de Peyrol is also a regular inclusion on the Tour de France being at 1,589m (loads of parking but very popular. I went early).
All in all this was a stunning outing and only 10k with 700m’s worth of ascent. One of the best short hikes ever
Summary Total Data
    Grade/Class:Moderate hike
    Quality:8 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Scramble
    Gear Used:
Ski Poles
    Weather:Cool, Breezy, Partly Cloudy
Balmy cloudy day
GPS Data for Ascent/Trip


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