Mont Ruan

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Mont Ruan
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Highest point
Elevation 3,057 m (10,030 ft)
Prominence 227 m (745 ft) [1]
Parent peak Tour Sallière
Coordinates 46°07′27″N6°54′10″E / 46.12417°N 6.90278°E / 46.12417; 6.90278 Coordinates: 46°07′27″N6°54′10″E / 46.12417°N 6.90278°E / 46.12417; 6.90278
Geography
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Mont Ruan
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
(mountain partially in France)
Parent range Chablais Alps

Mont Ruan (or Grand Mont Ruan) is a mountain in the Chablais Alps, overlooking the lake of Emosson in the Swiss canton of Valais. At 3,057 metres above sea level, its main summit is located 200 metres away from the French border, where lies a slightly lower summit (3,044 m).

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.

Mont Ruan is the westernmost mountain rising above 3,000 metres in Switzerland.

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References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col de la Tour Sallière (2,830 m).