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Highest col of 2017...

Discussion in 'Photo Gallery' started by briantrumpet, 16 Feb 2017.

  1. briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    Right, the weather's been kind this week, so I've been bagging Alpine cols. I reckon my 1402m col de Menée today
    will be the highest CC one so far. The challenge is on...

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    The rules: only this year's new ascents, and must beat all previous entries.
     
  2. Vertego

    Vertego Just reflecting on the meaning of life.

    Location:
    North Hampshire
    Clarification on the rules please...

    Definition of 'col' please. My understanding is a col is a pass. In other words 'dead end' climbs don't count.

    This year's new ascents - I presume new to me this year, but may have been ridden in previous years

    Must beat all previous entries? Mine or the previous poster?
     
  3. OP
    OP
    briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    Yes, yes, and previous poster.

    I guess it won't be a very long thread (particularly if someone bags Cime de la Bonette early on), but it'll just be fun to see how quickly the high cols open up, and how soon people get to go over them. A lot will depend on the weather.
     
  4. ColinJ

    ColinJ Hillfinder General

    I was going to claim my mighty 1.86 metres but I won't bother now. Show-offs! :okay:
     
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  5. The_Weekend_Report_Guy

    The_Weekend_Report_Guy Über Member

    Location:
    Coín, Málaga
    No.. Can't compete... Highest one I found around here is 1190 meters... 50 km from home..

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    does it count that I have to climb this one before I get to the Viento one?

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    Those were some Scottish friends that came over during the Summer.. They are coming back they said..
     
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  6. OP
    OP
    briantrumpet

    briantrumpet Veteran

    Location:
    Devon & Die
    Have I really not been beaten yet? Given the rpaid melt at already well over 1400m down in my other area (I'm in Devon now, bah!), I'm surprised there haven't been several big col-grabs already in the 1500m+ range, in the warmer parts.... cleared roads should be dry and safely rideable, I'd have thought.
     
  7. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    If all goes well, I'll be riding the Stelvio, Gavia and Galibier in late June, but no doubt others will have beaten those heights by then.