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Ascent of Puy de Sancy on 2015-12-22

Climber: Martin Friedrich

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Puy de Sancy
    Location:France
    Elevation:6184 ft / 1884 m

Ascent Trip Report

Still 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
Ascent Statistics
    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
Descent Statistics
    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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