Grande Tête de l'Obiou

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Grande Tête de l'Obiou
Obiou-32.jpg
The mountain seen from Route Napoléon (RN85)
Elevation 2,790 m (9,150 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,541 m (5,056 ft)[1][2]
Listing Ultra
Location
Grande Tête de l'Obiou is located in Alps
Grande Tête de l'Obiou
Grande Tête de l'Obiou
Alps
Location Rhône-Alpes, France
Range Dauphiné Prealps
Coordinates 44°46′31″N 05°50′22″E / 44.77528°N 5.83944°E / 44.77528; 5.83944Coordinates: 44°46′31″N 05°50′22″E / 44.77528°N 5.83944°E / 44.77528; 5.83944
Climbing
Easiest route southern slopes

The Grande Tête de l'Obiou (or simply l'Obiou) is a mountain in the Alps belonging to the French department of Isère. It is the highest peak of the Dauphiné Prealps and the seventh most prominent summit of metropolitan France.

Geography[edit]

Administratively the mountain is divided between the French communes of Cordéac (NE slopes) and Monestier-d'Ambel (SW slopes).[3]

Access to the summit[edit]

The easiest route for the summit starts from Baumes hut and ascends the southern slopes of the mountain through the Faïsses pass and the Obiou pass (l'Épaule).

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Grande Tete de l'Obiou, France, on www.peakbagger.com (access: May 2012)
  2. ^ Key col: Col Bayard 1,248 m
  3. ^ Géoportail IGN on www.geoportail.fr

Maps[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Claude Péquignot, Sa Majesté l'Obiou, 2004
  • Louis-Edmond Hamelin, L'Obiou entre Dieu et diable, 1990, extraits
  • Fabienne Gilbertas, 60 ans, après l'accident de l'Obiou. Recueil de témoignages des sauveteurs, le 60ème anniversaire de la catastrophe, 2010

See also[edit]