Aiguille de Scolette

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Aiguille de Scolette
Pierre Menue
Pierre Menue.JPG
Highest point
Elevation 3,506 m (11,503 ft) [2]
Prominence 1,069 m (3,507 ft) [3]
Parent peak Aiguilles d'Arves[1]
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates 45°09′34″N 06°46′04″E / 45.15944°N 6.76778°E / 45.15944; 6.76778Coordinates: 45°09′34″N 06°46′04″E / 45.15944°N 6.76778°E / 45.15944; 6.76778[2]
Aiguille de Scolette  Pierre Menue is located in Alps
Aiguille de Scolette  Pierre Menue
Aiguille de Scolette
Pierre Menue
Location in the Alps
Location Rhône-Alpes, France
Piedmont, Italy
Parent range Cottian Alps
First ascent 1875 by Martino Baretti
Easiest route from Pelouse's pass

Aiguille de Scolette (in French) or Pierre Menue (in Italian) is a mountain of Savoie (F) and of the province of Turin (I). It lies in the Cottian Alps and has an elevation of 3,506 metres above sea level.


The mountain is the highest peak of Cottian Alps outside the Monviso area.

In the French subdivision of Western Alps it belongs to the Massif du Mont-Cenis.

Administratively the mountain is divided between the commune of Avrieux (F - north-west and north-east faces) and the comune of Bardonecchia (I - southern face).

On its Italian side at 1,979 metres above sea level stands the artificial lake of Rochemolles while on the French side is situated the small lake of Scolette (2686 metres).

Access to the summit[edit]

The northern slopes seen from Aussois.

The easiest route for the summit starts from Pelouse's pass, which connects Avrieux and Bardonecchia, and follows the SW ridge and then the NW face of the mountain.[4]


  1. ^ key col: col de la Vallée Etroite (2437 m)
  2. ^ a b Géoportail of Institut Géographique National
  3. ^, Peakbagger
  4. ^ Aruga, Roberto; Pietro Losana; Alberto Re (1985). Alpi Cozie settentrionali. Guida ai monti d'Italia (in Italian). Club Alpino Italiano. pp. 283–284.