Pointe Percée

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Pointe Percée
La Pointe Percéee.jpg
Pointe Percée
Highest point
Elevation2,753 m (9,032 ft) [1]
Prominence1,643 m (5,390 ft) [1]
Coordinates45°57′20″N 06°33′22″E / 45.95556°N 6.55611°E / 45.95556; 6.55611Coordinates: 45°57′20″N 06°33′22″E / 45.95556°N 6.55611°E / 45.95556; 6.55611[1]
Pointe Percée is located in Alps
Pointe Percée
Pointe Percée
Location in the Alps
LocationHaute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, France
Parent rangeAravis Range
First ascent1865 by M. L. Maquelin (first documented)

The Pointe Percée (lit.: pierced point) is the highest mountain in the Aravis range of the French Prealps in Haute-Savoie. It rises to 2753 meters and has 1643 m of prominence, and is thus is classified as an ultra prominent peak. Its first documented climb was by M. L. Maquelin of Geneva in 1865, though it was likely climbed much earlier.

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  1. ^ a b c "Europe Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-10-30.

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