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Monte Cinto from Capu Biancu (2,562 m)
|Elevation||2,706 m (8,878 ft) |
|Prominence||2,706 m (8,878 ft) |
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.
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.
- "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
- Computer generated digital panoramas from Monte Cinto: North South
- More information and trip report
- "Monte Cinto, France" on Peakbagger
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