Ascent of Puy de Sancy on 2015-12-22
|Other People:||Solo Ascent|
|Date:||Tuesday, December 22, 2015|
|Ascent Type:||Successful Summit Attained|
| Motorized Transport to Trailhead:||Car|
|Peak:||Puy de Sancy|
| Elevation:||6184 ft / 1884 m|
Ascent Trip ReportStill dry conditions despite two small ski runs and their lifts being operated already (on artificial snow bands in the otherwise green/beige landscape). Only a few snow patches here and there but complete trail was dry. Pretty windy though.
The fairly direct trail (between the cable cars and the cascades) is only marked by some cairns, however, in the steep part difficult to loose. In some places erosion is caused by the path (and its users), therefore way down via dry ski run (also helping the knees).
Perfect timing: relatively few people by cable-car (still not at all lonely) combine with basically summer conditions. Just the day is fairly short when leaving the parking at 2 p.m. (sun downs behind summit) but trip was easily finished in good daylight.
|Summary Total Data|
| Total Elevation Gain:||1722 ft / 524 m|
| Total Elevation Loss:||1722 ft / 524 m|
| Quality:||6 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)|
| Route Conditions:||Unmaintained Trail|
| Gear Used:||Ski Poles|
| Weather:||Cold, Windy, Clear|
| Gain on way in:||1722 ft / 524 m|
| Route:||Trail between Téléferique and Cascades|
| Start Trailhead:||Parking Mont-Dore Ski Resort 4462 ft / 1360 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 20 Minutes|
| Loss on way out:||1722 ft / 524 m|
| Route:||Ski run|
| End Trailhead:||Parking Mont-Dore Ski Resort 4462 ft / 1360 m|
| Time:||1 Hours 10 Minutes|
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