Pic de Rochebrune

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Pic de Rochebrune
Grand rochebrune.jpg
Pic de Rochebrune: eastern slopes
Highest point
Elevation 3,320 m (10,890 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,019 m (3,343 ft) [1][2]
Listing Alpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates 44°49′21″N 06°47′14″E / 44.82250°N 6.78722°E / 44.82250; 6.78722Coordinates: 44°49′21″N 06°47′14″E / 44.82250°N 6.78722°E / 44.82250; 6.78722
Geography
Pic de Rochebrune is located in Alps
Pic de Rochebrune
Pic de Rochebrune
Alps
Location Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent range Cottian Alps
Climbing
Easiest route from col d'Izoard[3]
Northern slopes of the Pic de Rochebrune as seen from the Lac des Cordes

The Pic de Rochebrune (or Grand Rochebrune or, simply, Rochebrune) is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the French department of Hautes-Alpes.

Etymology[edit]

The literal English translation of Pic de Rochebrune can be dark rock peak or brown rock peak.

Geography[edit]

The mountain is the highest summit of the Central Cottian Alps.

Nature conservation[edit]

The Pic de Rochebrune is located on the northern border of the regional nature park of Queyras (Parc naturel régional du Queyras ), established in 1977.[4]

Access to the summit[edit]

The easiest route to reach the summit starts from the Izoard pass. It requires some climbing skills. [3]

Pic de Rochebrune

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pic de Rochebrune, France, on www.peakbagger.com (access: May 2012)
  2. ^ Key col:Colle della Croce
  3. ^ a b Grand Rochebrune, route description on www.summitpost.org
  4. ^ Histoire, web page on the nature park site www.pnr-queyras.com (accessed in Mayl 2012)

Maps[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Pic de Rochebrune: 360° panoramic image from the summit on pano.ica-net.it