Cornettes de Bise

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Cornettes de Bise

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View from Chevenne (south)
Highest point
Elevation 2,432 m (7,979 ft)
Prominence 1,063 m (3,488 ft) [1]
Isolation 18.2 km (11.3 mi) [2]
Parent peak Mont Blanc
Coordinates 46°19′57″N6°47′04″E / 46.33250°N 6.78444°E / 46.33250; 6.78444 Coordinates: 46°19′57″N6°47′04″E / 46.33250°N 6.78444°E / 46.33250; 6.78444
Geography
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Cornettes de Bise
Location in the Alps
Location Valais, Switzerland
Haute-Savoie, France
Parent range Chablais Alps

The Cornettes de Bise is a mountain in the Chablais Alps, overlooking Lake Geneva. At 2,432 metres above sea level, it is the highest summit of the subrange running from Pas de Morgins to Lake Geneva. The mountain is located on the border between France (west) and Switzerland (east).

Mountain A large landform that rises fairly steeply above the surrounding land over a limited area

A mountain is a large landform that rises above the surrounding land in a limited area, usually in the form of a peak. A mountain is generally steeper than a hill. Mountains are formed through tectonic forces or volcanism. These forces can locally raise the surface of the earth. Mountains erode slowly through the action of rivers, weather conditions, and glaciers. A few mountains are isolated summits, but most occur in huge mountain ranges.

Chablais Alps

The Chablais Alps are a mountain range in the western Alps. They are situated between Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc Massif. The Col des Montets separates them from the Mont Blanc Massif in the south, and the Rhône valley separates them from the Bernese Alps in the east.

Lake Geneva lake in Switzerland and France

Lake Geneva is a lake on the north side of the Alps, shared between Switzerland and France. It is one of the largest lakes in Western Europe and the largest on the course of the Rhône. 59.53% of it comes under the jurisdiction of Switzerland, and 40.47% under France.

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Nearest localities are Miex (Valais) and La Chapelle-d'Abondance (Haute Savoie). Various trails lead to the summit from both sides.

La Chapelle-dAbondance Commune in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

La Chapelle-d'Abondance is a commune in the Haute-Savoie department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in south-eastern France.

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View from the summit

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References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Pas de Morgins (1,369 m).
  2. Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is north of the Hauts-Forts. Between the Cornettes de Bises and the Hauts-Forts lie the equally high Mont de Grange.