Tête de l'Estrop

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Tête de l'Estrop
Tête de l'Estrop.jpg
The Tête de l'Estrop
Highest point
Elevation2,961 m (9,715 ft) [1]
Prominence721 m (2,365 ft) [2]
ListingAlpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Coordinates44°17′14″N 06°30′17″E / 44.28722°N 6.50472°E / 44.28722; 6.50472Coordinates: 44°17′14″N 06°30′17″E / 44.28722°N 6.50472°E / 44.28722; 6.50472
Tête de l'Estrop is located in Alps
Tête de l'Estrop
Tête de l'Estrop
Location in the Alps
LocationAlpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Parent rangeProvence Alps and Prealps
Easiest routefrom Foux d'Allos
Tête de l'Estrop: view from the summit

The Tête de l'Estrop is a mountain of the French Prealps located in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France. It is the highest peak of the Provence Alps and Prealps.


Administratively the mountain is divided between the French communes of Prads-Haute-Bléone (southern slopes) and Méolans-Revel (vallon du Laverq, northern slopes).[1]

Access to the summit[edit]

The easiest route to the summit starts from La Foux d'Allos, a ski resort in the commune of Allos, which reaches the top through the eastern slopes of the mountain.

Other facts[edit]

  • It has the scenic peculiarity of being currently the furthest mountain in the world portrayed in front of a sunrise (a worldwide record of sunrise picture).
  • On 24 March 2015, Germanwings Flight 9525 crashed into the lower western slopes of the mountain.[3]


  1. ^ a b Géoportail IGN on www.geoportail.fr
  2. ^ "Tête de l'Estrop - peakbagger". peakbagger.com. Retrieved 25 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Germanwings Airbus A320 crashes in French Alps with 150 people on board: as it happened". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 27 March 2015.



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