Monte Cinto

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Monte Cinto
Monte Cinto from Capu Biancu (2,562 m)
Highest point
Elevation2,706 m (8,878 ft) [1]
Prominence2,706 m (8,878 ft) [1]
Coordinates42°22′46.86″N 8°56′44.22″E / 42.3796833°N 8.9456167°E / 42.3796833; 8.9456167Coordinates: 42°22′46.86″N 8°56′44.22″E / 42.3796833°N 8.9456167°E / 42.3796833; 8.9456167
Monte Cinto is located in Corsica
Monte Cinto
Monte Cinto

Monte Cinto (Corsican: Monte Cintu) is the highest mountain on the island of Corsica, a région of France.


The elevation of the mountain is 2,706 metres (8,878 ft) and so is its prominence, making it one of the most prominent peaks in Europe.

Its location gives it a theoretical panorama of mountains on mainland Europe stretching from near Marseille to Rome. The most distant mountain theoretically visible is Monte Rosa in Switzerland, just west of north, approximately 405 km (252 mi) away.[2]


The first known ascent of Monte Cinto was on 6 June 1882, by a party led by Édouard Rochat who reached the summit via the mountain's southern slopes. On 26 May 1883 a party led by the English mountaineer Francis Fox Tuckett, and including the guide F. Devouassoud and the landscape painter Compton, also ascended the mountain by the pass that now bears Tuckett's name.

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