Pic de Rochebrune

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Pic de Rochebrune
Grand rochebrune.jpg
Pic de Rochebrune: eastern slopes
Highest point
Elevation3,320 m (10,890 ft) [1]
Prominence1,019 m (3,343 ft) [1][2]
ListingAlpine mountains above 3000 m
Coordinates44°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
Pic de Rochebrune is located in Alps
Pic de Rochebrune
Pic de Rochebrune
LocationProvence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent rangeCottian Alps
Easiest routefrom 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.


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


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


  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)


External links[edit]

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