Le Grammont

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Le Grammont
Genfersee bei montreux 2004 pischdi.JPG
Le Grammont (left) seen from Montreux
Highest point
Elevation 2,172 m (7,126 ft)
Prominence 201 m (659 ft) [1]
Isolation 0.67 kilometres (0.42 mi)
Parent peak Les Jumelles
Coordinates 46°21′26.9″N 6°49′16.2″E / 46.357472°N 6.821167°E / 46.357472; 6.821167Coordinates: 46°21′26.9″N 6°49′16.2″E / 46.357472°N 6.821167°E / 46.357472; 6.821167
Le Grammont is located in Switzerland
Le Grammont
Le Grammont
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Chablais Alps
Easiest route Trail

Le Grammont is a mountain in the Chablais Alps, near Le Bouveret in Valais. At 2,172 metres above sea level, it is one of the highest peaks overlooking Lake Geneva. Various trails lead to the summit, mostly from the southern side.

On the way to the summit, there is a mountain lake, the Lac de Taney.

Le Grammont, by Ferdinand Hodler.

The Tauredunum event of AD 563 is thought to have occurred on the slopes of Le Grammont, named for a Roman-era fortress situated close to the point where the Rhône flows into Lake Geneva.

During the Second World War, there is a recorded incident of a Lancaster of the Royal Air Force getting shot down by the Swiss anti-aircraft gunners and crashing into the mountain. The pilot of the aircraft was Horace Badge and all of the crew were lost.[2]

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col des Crosses (1,971 m).
  2. ^ http://www.207squadron.rafinfo.org.uk/lebouveret/

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