Ascent of Puy de Dôme on 2016-08-28

Climber: Peter Stone

Others in Party:Jill Stone
Twm Stone
David Stone
Ceri Stone
Patrick Stone
Date:Sunday, August 28, 2016
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Puy de Dôme
    Elevation:4806 ft / 1464 m

Ascent Trip Report

Easy and free, albeit busy, parking at Col de Ceyssat on the D 68. A well graded path up the Chemin des Muletiers with regular benches with information signs and excellent views.

The summit area is somewhat overwhelmed by an extensive complex of buildings with train station, café, shop, visitor centre, Gallo-Roman temple ruins, a museum and a (very well defended) large transmitter compound on the true high point.

We got as high as legally possible and claim the ascent despite the fact that someone with wire-cutters might have got a couple of metres higher. Several orientation tables at the various aspects of the hill explain the details of this remarkable volcanic landscape and it was great to be able to look south towards the other mountains we'd climbed in the region.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:1273 ft / 388 m
    Route:Le Chemin des Muletiers
    Trailhead:Col de Ceyssat  3533 ft / 1076 m
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail
Ascent Statistics
    Time:50 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:35 Minutes

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