Aiguille d'Argentière

The Aiguille d'Argentière (3,901 metres (12,799 ft)) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif on the border between France and Switzerland.

Aiguille d'Argentière
The eastern side of the Aiguille d'Argentière
Highest point
Elevation3,901 m (12,799 ft)
Prominence473 m (1,552 ft)[1]
Isolation4 kilometres (2.5 mi)
Parent peakGrandes Jorasses
Coordinates45°57′35.14″N 7°01′13.15″E
Geography
Aiguille d'Argentière
Location in the Alps
LocationHaute-Savoie, France / Valais, Switzerland
Parent rangeGraian Alps
Geology
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascent15 July 1864 by Edward Whymper and A. Reilly with guides Michel Croz, M. Payot, H. Charlet
Easiest routeWest flank and north-west ridge (PD)

The first ascent of the mountain was by a British party comprising Edward Whymper and A. Reilly with guides Michel Croz, M. Payot, H. Charlet on 15 July 1864. The route they took was via the west flank and the north-west ridge.

See also

References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo and IGN topographic maps. The key col is the Brêche de l'Amône (3,428 m), north of Mont Dolent.
  1. The Aiguille d'Argentière on Hikr


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