Mont Collon

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Mont Collon
The north face of Mont Collon from the Arolla valley
Highest point
Elevation 3,637 m (11,932 ft)
Prominence 208 m (682 ft) [1]
Parent peak L'Evêque
Coordinates 45°58′35″N 7°30′17″E / 45.97639°N 7.50472°E / 45.97639; 7.50472Coordinates: 45°58′35″N 7°30′17″E / 45.97639°N 7.50472°E / 45.97639; 7.50472
Mont Collon is located in Switzerland
Mont Collon
Mont Collon
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps
First ascent 31 July 1867 by George Edward Foster, Hans Baumann and Johann Kronig[2]

Mont Collon (3,637 m) is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais. Its glaciated north face dominates the view south from the village of Arolla.

The ascent over the West Ridge, first made by A. Cust and F. Gardiner with the guides Peter Knubel and Johannes Knubel of St. Niklaus in the canton Valais on 3 August 1876, is now the normal route.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is located south of the mountain at 3,429 metres.
  2. ^ Note on first ascent by Foster, The Alpine Journal, Volume 4, 1868, Page 56

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