Les Jumelles

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Les Jumelles

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Les Jumelles from Lac de Taney
Highest point
Elevation 2,215 m (7,267 ft)
Prominence 365 m (1,198 ft) [1]
Isolation 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi)
Parent peak Cornettes de Bise
Coordinates 46°21′8.1″N6°48′49.3″E / 46.352250°N 6.813694°E / 46.352250; 6.813694 Coordinates: 46°21′8.1″N6°48′49.3″E / 46.352250°N 6.813694°E / 46.352250; 6.813694
Geography
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Les Jumelles
Location in Switzerland
Location Switzerland
Parent range Chablais Alps

Les Jumelles is a mountain in the Chablais Alps, overlooking Taney in Valais. It is composed of two distinct summits, the highest (Grande Jumelle) being 2,215 metres high and the lowest (Petite Jumelle) being 2,182 metres high.

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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.

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