Grand Golliat

The Grand Golliat (also spelled Grand Golliaz) is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located between the Petit Col Ferret and the Great St. Bernard Pass. At 3,238 metres above sea level, its summit straddles the border between Switzerland and Italy, separating the Swiss canton of Valais from the Italian region of Aosta Valley. The name Golliat comes from "gouilles" or small lakes located on the Italian side of the mountain.[2]

Grand Golliat
Grand Golliat.jpg
The north side
Highest point
Elevation3,238 m (10,623 ft)
Prominence368 m (1,207 ft) [1]
Parent peakGrande Rochère
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates45°51′33.3″N 7°06′04.3″E / 45.859250°N 7.101194°E / 45.859250; 7.101194Coordinates: 45°51′33.3″N 7°06′04.3″E / 45.859250°N 7.101194°E / 45.859250; 7.101194
Grand Golliat is located in Alps
Grand Golliat
Grand Golliat
Location in the Alps
LocationAosta Valley, Italy
Valais, Switzerland
Parent rangePennine Alps

The Grand Golliat is the southernmost mountain rising above 3,000 metres in Switzerland.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the Aiguille de la Belle Combe at 2,870 metres.
  2. ^ The Grand Golliat Retrieved on 2011-10-18

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