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Ascent of Mont Fournier on 2013-07-11

Climber: Ben Lostracco

Others in Party:supported by Rose
Date:Thursday, July 11, 2013
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mont Fournier
    Location:Canada-Québec
    Elevation:2152 ft / 655 m

Ascent Trip Report

A service road walk with a short bushwack to 2 peaks .....5.5km, 1h50 hours RT.

This is the first day of a 36 DAY COUNTY HIGH POINTING TRIP "MARITIMES 2013", the high lights of which will be the NB/PEI COHPs, USA High Pointers Convention in Millinocket ME, and the Ferry ride PEI/Isle de-la-Madeleine.

We drove east on Autoroute 20 to exit 414 (Saint Aubert), where we drove southeast on #204 (going through St Aubert and Saint Damase) for 16.5km to a right turn on Chemin Arago (large 2 story building on corner), 5.8km southwest on the dirt road to a gated dirt-service-road on the right. Parked here this was my TH.

I walked the service road as it winds/climbs northwest about 2.5km to the summit of MOUNT FOURNIER-SOUTHWEST PEAK ..... capped with 5 Communication Towers, I chose the HP on the east side of the Towers at 47.12111,-70.15276.

I backtracked to about .8km before the Southwest Peak (at a crest on a right bend where the road descends moderately steep, at coordinates 47.12271,-70.14452) where I started my bushwack to MOUNT FOURNIER ...... I bushwacked magnetic north in moderately steep/dense woods (mostly conifer) 200 meters to the wooded summit with no views. A 4 foot tall aluminum tri-pod loosely sits on a rock with an embedded BM. To one side is a Survey Post with a broken (on the ground) Orange Marker "REPERE GEODESIQUE #12204". The actual HP is 15 yards to the southwest at GPS 47.12371,-70.14602.

"ON THE ROAD AGAIN
GOING PLACES I'VE NEVER BEEN
SEEING THINGS THAT I HAVEN'T SEEN BEFORE
I JUST CAN'T WAIT TO GET ON THE ROAD AGAIN." ..... Willie Nelson
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:232 ft / 70 m
    Total Elevation Loss:40 ft / 12 m
    Round-Trip Distance:1.9 mi / 3 km
    Route Conditions:
Road Hike, Bushwhack
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:192 ft / 58 m
    Distance:0.6 mi / 1 km
    Route:rd/bushwack from southwest peak
    Start Trailhead:Mt Fournier-Southwest Peak  1960 ft / 597 m
Descent Statistics
    Loss on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Gain on way out:40 ft / 12 m
    Distance:1.2 mi / 2 km
    Route:rd/bushwack to ch arago
    End Trailhead:Ch Arago  
Ascent Part of Trip: arago

Complete Trip Sequence:
OrderPeak/PointDateGain
1Mont Fournier-Southwest Peak2013-07-11 a619 ft / 189 m
2Mont Fournier2013-07-11 b232 ft / 71 m
Total Trip Gain: 851 ft / 260 m    Total Trip Loss: 80 ft / 24 m



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