|Pic de Petit Rochebrune|
Petit Rochebrune from Punta Merciantaira
|Elevation||3,078 m (10,098 ft)|
|Prominence||248 m (814 ft)|
|Location||Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France|
|Parent range||Cottian Alps|
|Easiest route||from le Fonts de Cervières|
The Pic de Petit Rochebrune (or, simply, Petit Rochebrune) is a mountain in the Cottian Alps belonging to the French department of Hautes-Alpes.
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.
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.
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.
The easiest route to reach the summit starts from Les Fonts, a village of Cervières.The mountain is also a well known destination for winter ski mountaineering.
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The Cottian Alps are a mountain range in the southwestern part of the Alps. They form the border between France and Italy (Piedmont). The Fréjus Road Tunnel and Fréjus Rail Tunnel between Modane and Susa are important transportation arteries between France and Italy (Turin).
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