Le Râteau

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Le Râteau
A snow-covered mountain against a clear deep blue sky
The southern face of Le Râteau
Highest point
Elevation 3,809 m (12,497 ft)
Coordinates 45°0′2″N 6°17′1.1″E / 45.00056°N 6.283639°E / 45.00056; 6.283639Coordinates: 45°0′2″N 6°17′1.1″E / 45.00056°N 6.283639°E / 45.00056; 6.283639
Naming
Translation The Rake (French)
Geography
A map of France, showing the location of Le Râteau
A map of France, showing the location of Le Râteau
Le Râteau
Location of Le Râteau in France
Location Hautes-Alpes, France
Parent range Massif des Écrins, French Alps

Le Râteau is a mountain in the French Alps. Located in the Massif des Écrins, the mountain is 3,809 metres (12,497 ft) tall.

The mountain overlooks the valley of the Romanche river and the village of La Grave to the north. The summit is very close to Meije, which is separated by a ridge.

Le Râteau has the appearance of a rake or a comb with several teeth; the English translation of le râteau is "the rake". The mountain has two distinct peaks at its ends.

North face of le Râteau (September 2007)

References[edit]

  • Labande, François (1995), Guide du Haut-Dauphiné, Groupe de Haute Montagne