Aiguille de Rochefort

The Aiguille de Rochefort (4,001 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in France and Italy. The peak lies on the Rochefort arête between the Dent du Géant and the Grandes Jorasses and is usually climbed during a traverse of the ridge.[1]

Aiguille de Rochefort
The Aiguille de Rochefort
Highest point
Elevation4,001 m (13,127 ft)
Prominence106 metres (348 ft)
Isolation0.6 kilometres (0.37 mi)
Coordinates45°51′43″N 6°57′36″E
Geography
Aiguille de Rochefort
Parent rangeMont Blanc massif
Geology
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascent14 August 1873 by James Eccles with guides Alphonse and Michel Payot
Easiest routeTraverse of the Rochefort arête from the Torino Hut

The first ascent of the peak was by James Eccles and guides Alphonse and Michel Payot on 14 August 1873.[1]

See also

  • List of 4000 metre peaks of the Alps

References

  1. Dumler, Helmut and Burkhardt, Willi P., The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994, p. 182
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