Pic de Petit Rochebrune

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Pic de Petit Rochebrune
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Petit Rochebrune from Punta Merciantaira
Highest point
Elevation 3,078 m (10,098 ft) [1]
Prominence 248 m (814 ft) [2]
Coordinates 44°49′30″N6°50′46″E / 44.8251°N 6.8462°E / 44.8251; 6.8462 Coordinates: 44°49′30″N6°50′46″E / 44.8251°N 6.8462°E / 44.8251; 6.8462
Geography
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Pic de Petit Rochebrune
Alps
Location Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent range Cottian Alps
Climbing
Easiest route from le Fonts de Cervières [3]

The Pic de Petit Rochebrune (or, simply, Petit Rochebrune) is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the French department of Hautes-Alpes.

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Etymology

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Summit cairns

The literal English translation of Pic de Rochebrune can be dark rock peak or brown rock peak. Petit means small, and refers to the fact that the mountain is smaller then the neighbouring Pic de Rochebrune.

Geography

The mountain is located on the ridge dividing the Queyras (valley of the Guil, a tributary of the Durance) from the valley of the Cerveyrette, another tributary of the Durance. Administratively is shared bey the municipalities of Cervières and Aiguilles.

Nature conservation

The Pic de Petit Rochebrune is located on the northern border of the regional nature park of Queyras (Parc naturel régional du Queyras ), established in 1977. [4]

Access to the summit

The easiest route to reach the summit starts from Les Fonts, a village of Cervières. [3] The mountain is also a well known destination for winter ski mountaineering. [1]

Mountain huts

Maps

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References

  1. 1 2 Cabau, Emmanuel; Galley, Hervé (2015). Ski de randonnée Hautes Alpes: Ecrins – Queyras – Arves – Cerces – Parpaillon – Dévoluy (in French). Editions Olizane. p. 77. ISBN   9782880864361 . Retrieved 2019-08-08.
  2. Key col:Col du Petit Malrif, at 2830 m
  3. 1 2 Tini (2015-06-26). "Petit Rochebrune da les Fonts traversata O-E e anello" (in Italian). www.gulliver.it. Retrieved 2019-08-09.
  4. Histoire, web page on the nature park site www.pnr-queyras.com Archived 2008-11-12 at the Wayback Machine (accessed in Mayl 2012)
  5. "Fonts deCervières" (PDF) (in French). Retrieved 2019-08-09.

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