Pointe de l'Au

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Pointe de l'Au
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Pointe de l'Au
Location in Switzerland
Highest point
Elevation 2,152 m (7,060 ft)
Prominence 202 m (663 ft) [1]
Parent peak Hauts-Forts
Coordinates 46°12′01″N6°50′28″E / 46.20028°N 6.84111°E / 46.20028; 6.84111 Coordinates: 46°12′01″N6°50′28″E / 46.20028°N 6.84111°E / 46.20028; 6.84111
Geography
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Chablais Alps

The Pointe de l'Au is a mountain of the Swiss Chablais Alps, located north of Champéry in the canton of Valais.

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

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Champéry Place in Valais, Switzerland

Champéry is a municipality in the district of Monthey in the canton of Valais in Switzerland.

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References

  1. Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Portes du Soleil (1,950 m).