Monchy Mountain

Trip Category: 
MN - Mountaineering
Interesting Facts: 

Named in 1920. Monchy is a village in France which British soldiers attacked and captured in 1918. WW I. Official name. First ascended in 1948 by F.D. Ayres, J.C. Obserlin, D.M. WoodsJournal reference CAJ 32-16. (from peakfinder.com)

Technical Difficulty Level: 
6
Endurance Level: 
Extreme
YDS Class: 
4th Class
YDS Grade: 
I
Mountain Range: 
Mountain Subrange: 
Attained Summit?: 
Yes
Trip Date: 
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Summit Elevation (m): 
3,210

After finding a summit register on top of Hooge Peak we were re-energized to find another on Monchy. In the words of the original ascent party;

These two summits are really two points on one long ridge and should not be considered two separate summits. Journal reference CAJ 32-16

 


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Summit Elevation (ft): 
10,532
Elevation Gain (m): 
2000
Total Distance (km): 
36.00
Quick 'n Easy Rating: 
Class 4 : you fall, you are almost dead
Difficulty Notes: 

Glacier route includes crevasse issues. Don't minimize these risks and learn how to manage them before attempting this trip. Includes 4th class scrambling up to the glacier.