Col de l'Échelle

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Col de l'Échelle
Elevation1,762 m (5,781 ft)
Traversed byD1T
LocationHautes-Alpes, France
Coordinates45°01′35″N 6°39′25″E / 45.02639°N 6.65694°E / 45.02639; 6.65694Coordinates: 45°01′35″N 6°39′25″E / 45.02639°N 6.65694°E / 45.02639; 6.65694
Col de l'Échelle is located in Alps
Col de l'Échelle
Col de l'Échelle
Location of Col de l'Échelle

Col de l'Échelle (el. 1762 m., in Italian Colle della Scala) is a mountain pass in the Alps in the department of Hautes-Alpes in France. It is the lower mountain pass between France and Italy and connects Vallée de la Clarée and Vallée Étroite (commune of Névache, Dora Riparia basin). The highest point between both valleys is actually at 1779 meter, some kilometers north of the official Col de l'Échelle at the Mauvais Pas. Between both cols, a small dry valley exists.

The col is next to Bardonecchia in Italy.

In 2017 over 100 activists of "Identitäre Bewegung" from Europe occupied the pass for a moment to campaign against refugees passing here.[1]

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  1. ^ Defend Europe 3: Mission Alps, retrieved 25 April 2019.