Aiguille des Glaciers

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Aiguille des Glaciers
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Highest point
Elevation 3,816 m (12,520 ft)
Coordinates 45°46′43″N 06°48′09″E / 45.77861°N 6.80250°E / 45.77861; 6.80250Coordinates: 45°46′43″N 06°48′09″E / 45.77861°N 6.80250°E / 45.77861; 6.80250
Geography
Aiguille des Glaciers is located in Alps
Aiguille des Glaciers
Aiguille des Glaciers
Location in the Alps
Location Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France
Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent range Mont Blanc Massif
Climbing
First ascent 2 August 1878 by E. Del Carretto, Francesco Gonella, Laurent Proment, Ange Henry and Gratien Henry

The Aiguille des Glaciers (Italian: Aiguille des Glaciers) (3,816 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif of the Alps, falling within Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France and the Aosta Valley, Italy.

On 1 November 1946 a B-17 Flying Fortress crashed into the Aiguille des Glaciers, killing all 8 crew members. The crash site was not discovered until July 1947, when remains were found at an altitude of 3,700 metres (12,000 ft)[1]

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  1. ^ "Overview". B17 MontBlanc. Committee for the Commemoration of the B17 of the Aiguille des Glaciers. Retrieved 15 June 2016.