Aiguille de Chambeyron

Aiguille de Chambeyron (3,412m) is a mountain of the Cottian Alps and is the highest mountain of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence in southeast France.[1] Together with its neighbour Brec de Chambeyron, it is the dominant peak of the upper Ubaye Valley. The mountain is located near the border with Italy, just west of the Main chain of the Alps. It is the culminating point of the Massif du Chambeyron and is also the highest peak in the Alps south of Monte Viso.[2]

Aiguille de Chambeyron
Chambeyron-lac du marinet.jpg
Aiguille de Chambeyron from Lake Marinet
Highest point
Elevation3,412 m (11,194 ft)
Prominence771 m (2,530 ft) [1]
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates44°32′51″N 6°51′22″E / 44.54750°N 6.85611°E / 44.54750; 6.85611Coordinates: 44°32′51″N 6°51′22″E / 44.54750°N 6.85611°E / 44.54750; 6.85611[1]
Geography
Aiguille de Chambeyron is located in Alps
Aiguille de Chambeyron
Aiguille de Chambeyron
Location in the Alps
LocationProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent rangeCottian Alps
Climbing
First ascent1879[2]
The Chambeyron Massif, with Aiguille de chambeyron near left

Aiguille de Chambeyron has two summits, with the west one being the slightly higher. Two small glaciers existed on its north side, although they have now all but vanished. W.A.B. Coolidge and Christian Almer were the first to climb Chambeyron in 1879.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "Aiguille de Chambeyron, France". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Aiguille-de-Chambeyron - Summitpost". Summitpost.org. Retrieved 23 January 2015.