Pointe Percée

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Pointe Percée
Pointe Percée is located in Alps
Pointe Percée
Pointe Percée
Location in the Alps
Elevation 2,753 m (9,032 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,643 m (5,390 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Range Aravis Range
Coordinates 45°57′20″N 06°33′22″E / 45.95556°N 6.55611°E / 45.95556; 6.55611Coordinates: 45°57′20″N 06°33′22″E / 45.95556°N 6.55611°E / 45.95556; 6.55611[1]
First ascent 1865 by M. L. Maquelin (first documented)

The Pointe Percée (lit.: pierced point) is the highest mountain in the Aravis range in Haute-Savoie. It rises to 2753 meters and has 1643 m of prominence, and thus is classified as an ultra prominent peak. Its first documented climb was by M. L. Maquelin of Geneva in 1865, though likely climbed much earlier.

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-10-30.

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