Pic Eccles

Pic Eccles (4,041 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif in the Aosta Valley, Italy. It lies at the foot of the Innominata ridge to the summit of Mont Blanc. The mountain is named after the English mountaineer and geologist James Eccles.

Pic Eccles
Pic Eccles
Location in Italy
Highest point
Elevation4,041 m (13,258 ft)
Coordinates45°49′18″N 06°52′28″E
Geography
LocationAosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangeMont Blanc massif
Climbing
First ascentProbably on 31 August 1874 by J. G. A. Marshal with guides Johann Fisher and Ulrich Almer
Easiest routeVia the Brouillard glacier from the refuge Monzino, passing the Eccles bivouac hut

Although the mountain was probably climbed on 31 August 1874 by J. G. A. Marshal with guides Johann Fisher and Ulrich Almer,[1][2] the first certain ascent was on 30–31 August 1877 by James Eccles with guides Alphonse and Michel Payot during the first ascent of Mont Blanc de Courmayeur.[1]

References

  1. Richard Goedeke, 4000 des Alpes: Toutes les voies normales des sommets de 4000 mètres, Libris, 2007, p. 205
  2. Charles Gos, Tragédies alpestres, Les Éditions de France, 1940, pp. 115–28
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