Crêt de la Neige

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Le Crêt de la Neige)
Jump to: navigation, search
Le Crêt de la Neige
Crêt de la Neige 3.jpg
Le Crêt de la Neige in Thoiry (Ain)
Highest point
Elevation 1,720 m (5,640 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,260 m (4,130 ft) [2]
Isolation 41.3 km (25.7 mi) [3]
Parent peak Mont Blanc
Coordinates 46°16′15″N 5°56′22″E / 46.27083°N 5.93944°E / 46.27083; 5.93944Coordinates: 46°16′15″N 5°56′22″E / 46.27083°N 5.93944°E / 46.27083; 5.93944
Geography
Le Crêt de la Neige is located in France
Le Crêt de la Neige
Le Crêt de la Neige
France
Location Ain, Rhône-Alpes, France
Parent range Jura Mountains

Le Crêt de la Neige is the highest peak in the Jura Mountains and the department of Ain in France. Its elevation is 1720 m above sea level (reported as 1718 m before 2003). Its prominence is 1260 m. It is located in the commune of Thoiry.

Summit of the Crêt de la Neige, with Le Reculet in the background

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the IGN topographic maps [1]
  2. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps [2]. The lowest col between the Jura and the Alps is located at the Canal d’Entreroches (in Switzerland), at approximately 460 metres above sea level.
  3. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The nearest point of higher elevation is northwest of the Montagne de Sous Dine.
Looking towards Geneva from the summit