|Elevation||3,052 m (10,013 ft)|
|Prominence||770 m (2,530 ft)|
|Listing||Alpine mountains above 3000 m|
|Parent range||Maritime Alps|
Mont Pelat (3,050m), is a mountain of the Maritime Alps located in the chain of mountains between the high valley of Verdon to the west, the high valley of Var to the east and the Bachelard valley in the North. Located in the department of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, it gives it name to the Pelat Massif. The summit is located in the central area of the Mercantour National Park. It is known as being one of the easiest of the 3,000m Alpine peaks to climb. It overlooks the magnificent glacial Allos Lake, the largest mountain lake in Europe which is 2,227 m (7,306 ft) above sea level.
The normal access route is through the valley of Pelat, located southeast of the summit and accessible both from Lake Allos and from the Col de la Cayolle. The path presents no particular difficulty. On the summit, the view stretches from the Montagne Sainte-Victoire in the south to Mont Blanc in the north.
The main chain of the Alps, also called the Alpine divide is the central line of mountains that forms the water divide of the range. Main chains of mountain ranges are traditionally designated in this way, and generally include the highest peaks of a range. The Alps are something of an unusual case in that several significant groups of mountains are separated from the main chain by sizable distances. Among these groups are the Dauphine Alps, the Eastern and Western Graians, the entire Bernese Alps, the Tödi, Albula and Silvretta groups, the Jura Mountains, Ortler and Adamello ranges, and the Dolomites of South Tyrol, as well as the lower Alps of Vorarlberg, Bavaria and Salzburg.
The Vosges are a range of low mountains in eastern France, near its border with Germany. Together with the Palatine Forest to the north on the German side of the border, they form a single geomorphological unit and low mountain range of around 8,000 km2 (3,100 sq mi) in area. It runs in a north-northeast direction from the Burgundian Gate to the Börrstadt Basin, and forms the western boundary of the Upper Rhine Plain.
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Blanca Peak is the fourth highest summit of the Rocky Mountains of North America and the U.S. state of Colorado. The ultra-prominent 14,351-foot (4,374 m) peak is the highest summit of the Sierra Blanca Massif, the Sangre de Cristo Range, and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The fourteener is located 9.6 miles (15.5 km) north by east of the Town of Blanca, on the drainage divide separating Rio Grande National Forest and Alamosa County from the Sangre de Cristo Land Grant and Costilla County. The summit is the highest point of both counties and the entire drainage basin of the Rio Grande. Below the steep North Face of Blanca Peak two live Glaciers once developed, until extinction sometime after 1903. North & South Blanca Glaciers were located at 37° 35N.,longitude 105° 28W. Blanca Peak is higher than any point in the United States east of its longitude.
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Mercantour National Park a French national park located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes departments. Since it was created in 1979, the Mercantour Park has proven popular, with 800,000 visitors every year enjoying the 600 km of marked footpaths and visiting its villages.
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Lac d'Allos is an alpine lake at a height of 2,230 m. It is located in Parc National du Mercantour, departement Alpes-de-Haute-Provence the region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France.
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1. ↑ Bénédicte Fénié, Jean-Jacques Fénié Provençal Toponymy, Southwest Publishing, 2002 (reprint), ISBN 978-2-87901-442-5, p. 80 2. ↑ Pages 4 and 5 in "Explanatory Note" of the geological map 1:50 000 ALLOS XXXV-40 published by the Bureau of Geological and Mining Research, Berger-Levrault, Nancy, 728720-9-1968 3. ↑ Definitions SOIUSA Mountain Gate Mountain Gate