Turon de Néouvielle

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Turon de Néouvielle
Barrage de Cap de Long.JPG
Highest point
Elevation3,035 m (9,957 ft)
Prominence39 metres (128 ft)
Coordinates42°49′41″N 0°06′27″E / 42.82806°N 0.10750°E / 42.82806; 0.10750Coordinates: 42°49′41″N 0°06′27″E / 42.82806°N 0.10750°E / 42.82806; 0.10750
Turon de Néouvielle is located in Pyrenees
Turon de Néouvielle
Turon de Néouvielle
LocationHautes-Pyrénées, France
Parent rangeNéouvielle massif
First ascent15 August 1787 Jean-Joseph Vidal and Henri Reboul

The Turon du Néouvielle is a summit in the French Pyrenees, culminating at 3,035 m, located in the Néouvielle Range, on the edge of the Pyrenees National Park. It is famous for having the first recorded ascent of a Pyrenees peak over 3,000 metres.[1]


In 1787, on the second of August, Jean-Joseph Vidal, an astronomer from Mirepoix, and the chemist Henri Reboul from Toulouse, who was studying the snowmass in the Pyrenees, made the first recorded ascent.[2][3] They gave their names to the rocky ridge which extends from the crest of Turon towards Cap-de-Long Lake.[citation needed]


The peak is easily accessible from Barèges, going past the alpine "hut" of Refuge de la Glère, by Lake Glère.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ List of peaks in the Pyrenees by date of ascent
  2. ^ Rouche, Martine (24 April 2010). "2e journée de printemps de l'histoire locale à Mirepoix". Ariège News. Archived from the original on 8 June 2014.
  3. ^ Grao, Jean-Paul (2013). Henri Reboul: l'aube du pyrénéisme (in French). Pau, France: MonHélios. ISBN 9791090065277.
  4. ^ "Refuge de la Glère". Pyrēnēes cabanes et refuges.

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