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Chamechaude from the summit of
Mont Saint-Eynard
Highest point
Elevation 2,082 m (6,831 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,769 m (5,804 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
Coordinates 45°17′17″N05°47′24″E / 45.28806°N 5.79000°E / 45.28806; 5.79000 Coordinates: 45°17′17″N05°47′24″E / 45.28806°N 5.79000°E / 45.28806; 5.79000 [1]
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Location in the Alps
Location Isère, France
Parent range Chartreuse Mountains
Easiest route From the Col de Porte

Chamechaude is the highest summit in the Chartreuse Massif in the Isère department in eastern France. It is the fourth most prominent mountain in metropolitan France.



The ascent is a hike, but there are also several climbing routes on the east face.

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