Pic Eccles

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Pic Eccles
Pic Eccles is located in Italy
Pic Eccles
Pic Eccles
Location in Italy
Elevation 4,041 m (13,258 ft)
Location
Location Val d'Aosta, Italy
Range Mont Blanc massif
Coordinates 45°49′18″N 06°52′28″E / 45.82167°N 6.87444°E / 45.82167; 6.87444Coordinates: 45°49′18″N 06°52′28″E / 45.82167°N 6.87444°E / 45.82167; 6.87444
Climbing
First ascent Probably on 31 August 1874 by J. G. A. Marshal with guides Johann Fisher and Ulrich Almer
Easiest route Via the Brouillard glacier from the refuge Monzino, passing the Eccles bivouac hut

Pic Eccles (4,041 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the Val d'Aosta, Italy. It lies at the foot of the Innominata ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc. The mountain is named after the English mountaineer and geologist James Eccles.

Although the mountain was probably climbed on 31 August 1874 by J. G. A. Marshal with guides Johann Fisher and Ulrich Almer,[1][2] the first certain ascent was on 30–31 August 1877 by James Eccles with guides Alphonse and Michel Payot during the first ascent of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Richard Goedeke, 4000 des Alpes: Toutes les voies normales des sommets de 4000 mètres, Libris, 2007, p. 205
  2. ^ Charles Gos, Tragédies alpestres, Les Éditions de France, 1940, pp. 115–28