Bec d'Epicoune

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Bec d'Epicoune
Bec d'Epicoune (far right) from the Otemma Glacier
Highest point
Elevation 3,531 m (11,585 ft)
Prominence 298 m (978 ft) [1]
Parent peak Aouille Tseuque
Coordinates 45°54′52.6″N 7°25′20.8″E / 45.914611°N 7.422444°E / 45.914611; 7.422444Coordinates: 45°54′52.6″N 7°25′20.8″E / 45.914611°N 7.422444°E / 45.914611; 7.422444
Bec d'Epicoune is located in Alps
Bec d'Epicoune
Bec d'Epicoune
Location in the Alps
Location Valais, Switzerland/Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent range Pennine Alps
First ascent 21 July 1866 by Johann Jakob Weilenmann and Joseph Gillioz

Bec d'Epicoune or Becca Rayette is a mountain of the Pennine Alps, located on the Swiss-Italian border. On its northern side it overlooks the Otemma Glacier. On the Swisstopo map, Becca Rayette is the name of a 3,432 m sub-peak on the SW spur neighboring the 3,320 m Col de la Rayette, rather than an alternative name for the main summit. Likewise, Becca Picion is a 3,389 sub-summit on the ENE ridge towards the 3,233 m Col d'Epicoune.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col d'Epicoune (3,233 m).

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