Aiguille de Chambeyron facts for kids
|Aiguille de Chambeyron|
Aiguille de Chambeyron from Lake Marinet
|Elevation||3,412 m (11,194 ft)|
|Prominence||771 m (2,530 ft)|
|Location in the Alps|
|Location||Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France|
|Easiest route||South side, from the Chambeyron Hut|
Aiguille de Chambeyron is a French mountain near the border with Italy, just west of the main chain of the Alps that separates the basin of the Rhône river, to the west, and the basin of the Po river, to the east.
It is the highest peak in the Alps south of Monte Viso.
The mountain is in the Chambeyron Massif of the Cottian Alps. It has two summits, with the west one being the slightly higher.
On the north side of the mountain are 2 small and quite dead glaciers, filled with rocks: Chauvet Glacier and Marinet Glacier.
The route to the Chambeyron Hut is, starting from the the city of Barcelonette:
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