La Ruinette

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La Ruinette
La Ruinette from the southwest
Highest point
Elevation 3,875 m (12,713 ft)
Prominence 838 m (2,749 ft) [1]
Parent peak Monte Rosa
Coordinates 45°58′44.8″N 7°24′1.3″E / 45.979111°N 7.400361°E / 45.979111; 7.400361Coordinates: 45°58′44.8″N 7°24′1.3″E / 45.979111°N 7.400361°E / 45.979111; 7.400361
La Ruinette is located in Switzerland
La Ruinette
La Ruinette
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps

La Ruinette is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, overlooking the Lake of Mauvoisin in the canton of Valais. With an altitude of 3,875 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit between the Grand Combin and the Dent Blanche. La Ruinette lies close to the better known Mont Blanc de Cheilon which has almost the same height (3,870 m).

La Ruinette (centre right) and Mont Blanc de Cheilon (left) with the Lac de Mauvoisin

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  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col de Chermotane (3,037 m).

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