Aiguille d'Argentière

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Aiguille d'Argentière
AiguilledArgentière.jpg
The eastern side of the Aiguille d'Argentière
Elevation 3,901 m (12,799 ft)
Prominence 473 m (1,552 ft)[1]
Parent peak Grandes Jorasses
Location
Aiguille d'Argentière is located in Alps
Aiguille d'Argentière
Aiguille d'Argentière
Location in the Alps
Location Haute-Savoie, France / Valais, Switzerland
Range Graian Alps
Coordinates 45°57′35.14″N 7°01′13.15″E / 45.9597611°N 7.0203194°E / 45.9597611; 7.0203194Coordinates: 45°57′35.14″N 7°01′13.15″E / 45.9597611°N 7.0203194°E / 45.9597611; 7.0203194
Geology
Type Granite
Climbing
First ascent 15 July 1864 by Edward Whymper and A. Reilly with guides Michel Croz, M. Payot, H. Charlet
Easiest route West flank and north-west ridge (PD)

The Aiguille d'Argentière (3,901 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif on the border between France and Switzerland.

The first ascent of the mountain was by a British party comprising Edward Whymper and A. Reilly with guides Michel Croz, M. Payot, H. Charlet on 15 July 1864. The route they took was via the west flank and the north-west ridge.

See also[edit]

The Aiguille d'Argentière above the Saleina Glacier
The Aiguille d'Argentière from the north


References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo and IGN topographic maps. The key col is the Brêche de l'Amône (3,428 m), north of Mont Dolent.

External links[edit]

  1. The Aiguille d'Argentière on Hikr