Clot de la Hount

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Clot de la Hount
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Highest point
Elevation3,289 m (10,791 ft) [1]
Prominence40 metres (130 ft)
ListingList of Pyrenean three-thousanders
Coordinates42°46′23″N 0°08′59″E / 42.77306°N 0.14972°E / 42.77306; 0.14972Coordinates: 42°46′23″N 0°08′59″E / 42.77306°N 0.14972°E / 42.77306; 0.14972[1]
Geography
Clot de la Hount is located in Pyrenees
Clot de la Hount
Clot de la Hount
Location in the Pyrenees
LocationFranceSpain
Région
Communauté
Midi-Pyrénées
Aragon
Département
Province
Hautes-Pyrénées
Huesca
Parent rangeVignemale Massif (Pyrenees)
Climbing
Easiest routeFrom Glacier d'Ossoue

The Clot de la Hount or pic du clot de la Hount is a summit of the Pyrenees, located on the Franco-Spanish border in the Vignemale Massif, of which it is the second highest summit in the range, at 3,289 m, after Pique Longue (3,298 m).

Toponymy[edit]

The Clot de la Hount is a term coined by shepherds for the area near the bottom of the peak.
Hount refers to a spring source which flows intermittently (Hount meaning eye, or a passage that is sometimes open, sometimes shut).
Clot means either a ledge or a pen.

Topography[edit]

The French side is located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department, between Cauterets and Gavarnie, in the arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost which lies in the Pyrenees National Park. The southern Spanish side is in the Natural Reserve of Ordesa-Viñamala, in Torla territory, Huesca province.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Source : Géoportail