Pica d'Estats facts for kids
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Summit of Pica d'Estats
|Elevation||3,143 m (10,312 ft)|
|Prominence||1,280 m (4,200 ft)|
|Parent peak||Montcalm Massif|
|First ascent||1864 by Henry Russell and Jean-Jacques Denjean|
|Easiest route||By the Vall Ferrera (Spain)|
The summit of this mountain is on the border of the Regional Natural Park of the Pyrenees of Ariége (French: Parc naturel régional Pyrénées Ariègeoises). The Pica d'Estats is in a group of mountains that forms the Massif du Montcalm, and is the highest of the mountains in the East-Central Pyrennes.
The summit has three peaks, all very close to each other:
- Central peak, or Pica d'Estats, ( 3,143 m)
- Western peak, or Pic de Verdaguer, (3,131 m)
- Eastern peak, or Punta Gabarró, (3,115 m); here there is a triangulation station.
The group of three peaks runs north-northwest to southeast along the Spanish–French border.
The summit of Pique d'Estats is made of granite.
The first ascent of this peak was made by Corabœuf & Jean-Jacques Testu in 1827. Henry Russell climbed this peak on June 1864.
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