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Climbing Mt. Jacques Cartier & Mont Albert

Austin, Texas
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Climbing Mt. Jacques Cartier & Mont Albert

Hi, I'm planning a trip to Parc National de la Gaspésie in mid-August. I'll be camping three nights at Mt. Albert campground. I'd like to climb at least on mountain, most likely Mont Jacques Cartier, as it is the highest and has the best opportunity to view caribou. What are the typical weather conditions for climbing in August? What gear to bring? And what is the difficulty rating? Also, of the two peaks, which do you recommend and why? I may have time to climb just one. Other hiking trails you can recommend?


Luke in Austin, Texas

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1. Re: Climbing Mt. Jacques Cartier & Mont Albert

i d'ont know for jacques cartier, i did mont albert i think it's more easy to climb then jacques cartier, and i did see caribou

mont albert is class easy i think, but if it rain heavy the night before need perhaps good boots

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2. Re: Climbing Mt. Jacques Cartier & Mont Albert

You can find good descriptions (with photos) for the hikes here:



I would recommend poles and clothing for windy chilly conditions.

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3. Re: Climbing Mt. Jacques Cartier & Mont Albert

Hi Luke. I did both and quite frankly Mt Albert is easier but still awesome. You can also see caribou there. At Jacques-Cartier Mt you'll be sure to see caribou. Can't tell wich one I preferred. Both have on top a fantastic view. Albert is maybe more accessible cause it's just beside the 299 road, a step from majority of campgrounds and Gite du Mont-Albert. Should wear good hiking boots and clothing for windy and chilly conditions as per JC-NDG notes. Poles can be also useful.

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4. Re: Climbing Mt. Jacques Cartier & Mont Albert

Thinking of climbing either mt albert or mt jacques cartier ! I am a novist !! Which on first ?

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