Mount Pinacle

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Mount Pinacle
Le Pinacle
Mont-Pinacle.jpg
View of the Mount Pinacle, Baldwin Mill's
Highest point
Elevation 665 m (2,182 ft) [1]
Prominence 120 m (390 ft) [2]
Isolation 2.49 km (1.55 mi) [2]
Coordinates 45°01′25″N 71°53′49″W / 45.02361°N 71.89694°W / 45.02361; -71.89694Coordinates: 45°01′25″N 71°53′49″W / 45.02361°N 71.89694°W / 45.02361; -71.89694[3]
Geography
Mount Pinacle is located in Southern Quebec
Mount Pinacle
Mount Pinacle
Parent range Northern Appalachians
Topo map NTS: 21E/04
Climbing
Easiest route hiking, rock climbing

Mount Pinacle (French: Le Pinacle) is a mountain located in Coaticook, Quebec Canada. There are 7.8 kilometres (4.8 mi) of trails on the mountain, which hikers may use free of charge.[4] Experienced rock climbers may scale the face of the hill starting from Lake Lyster. The mountain is exploited for its abundance of maples, with a sugar bush running along a portion of its trails.

History[edit]

The hill has been officially known as Le Pinacle since 1978.[3]

In 2013, part of the hill was closed to rock climbing due to the nesting of peregrine falcons on Mount Pinacle.[5]:35

In June 2014, a 10-year-old child on a field trip went to the emergency department after surviving a 10-metre fall down a crevice on the mountain. Approximately a dozen firefighters were onsite for two hours rescuing the child, although he was not gravely injured.[6][7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parc Découverte Nature | Mont Pinacle". Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Le Pinacle". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Reference number 84332 of the Commission de toponymie du Québec (in French)
  4. ^ "Les Parcs de la Vallée de la Coaticook" (PDF) (in French). Parc Découverte Nature. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  5. ^ "Rapport annuel 2013" (PDF) (in French). Fédération québécoise de la montagne et de l'escalade. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mont Pinacle : le garçon tombé entre les roches est sain et sauf" (in French). Radio-Canada. 26 June 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 
  7. ^ Girard, Pierre-Olivier (26 June 2014). "Un enfant chute au Mont Pinacle" (in French). Progrès de Coaticook. Retrieved 8 August 2014. 

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