Aiguille de Scolette

Aiguille de Scolette (in French) or Pierre Menue (in Italian) is a mountain of Savoie (F) and of the province of Turin (I). It lies in the Cottian Alps and has an elevation of 3,506 metres above sea level.

Pierre Menue
French: Aiguille de Scolette
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Highest point
Elevation3,506 m (11,503 ft) [1]
Prominence1,069 m (3,507 ft) [2]
Parent peakAiguilles d'Arves[3]
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates45°09′34″N 06°46′04″E / 45.15944°N 6.76778°E / 45.15944; 6.76778Coordinates: 45°09′34″N 06°46′04″E / 45.15944°N 6.76778°E / 45.15944; 6.76778[1]
Pierre Menue is located in Alps
Pierre Menue
Pierre Menue
Location in the Alps
LocationRhône-Alpes, France
Piedmont, Italy
Parent rangeCottian Alps
First ascent1875 by Martino Baretti
Easiest routefrom the Col de Pelouse


The mountain is the highest peak of Cottian Alps outside the Monviso area.

In the French subdivision of Western Alps it belongs to the Massif du Mont-Cenis.

Administratively the mountain is divided between the commune of Avrieux (F - north-west and north-east faces) and the comune of Bardonecchia (I - southern face).

On its Italian side at 1,979 metres above sea level stands the artificial lake of Rochemolles while on the French side is situated the small lake of Scolette (2686 metres).

Access to the summitEdit

The northern slopes seen from Aussois.

The easiest route for the summit starts from the Col de Pelouse, which connects Avrieux and Bardonecchia, and follows the SW ridge and then the NW face of the mountain.[4]


  1. ^ a b Géoportail of Institut Géographique National
  2. ^, Peakbagger
  3. ^ key col: col de la Vallée Etroite (2437 m)
  4. ^ Aruga, Roberto; Pietro Losana; Alberto Re (1985). Alpi Cozie settentrionali. Guida ai monti d'Italia (in Italian). Club Alpino Italiano. pp. 283–284.


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