Aiguille de Chambeyron

Aiguille de Chambeyron

Aiguille de Chambeyron from Lake Marinet
Highest point
Elevation 3,412 m (11,194 ft)
Prominence 771 m (2,530 ft)[1]
Coordinates 44°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]
Aiguille de Chambeyron

Location in the Alps

Location Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent range Cottian Alps
First ascent 1879[2]

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]

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]


  1. 1 2 3 "Aiguille de Chambeyron, France". Retrieved 23 January 2015.
  2. 1 2 3 "Aiguille-de-Chambeyron - Summitpost". Retrieved 23 January 2015.

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