Punta Marguareis

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Punta Marguareis
Pointe Marguareis
Nordwand der Punta Marguareis (Ligurische Alpen).JPG
North face
Highest point
Elevation 2,651 m (8,698 ft)
Prominence 780 m (2,560 ft) [1]
Listing Alpine mountains 2500-2999 m
Coordinates 44°09′58″N7°40′58″E / 44.16611°N 7.68278°E / 44.16611; 7.68278 Coordinates: 44°09′58″N7°40′58″E / 44.16611°N 7.68278°E / 44.16611; 7.68278
Geography
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Punta Marguareis
Pointe Marguareis
Location of Marguareis in the Alps.
Location Piedmont, Italy
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Parent range Ligurian Alps
Climbing
First ascent documented: Lorenzo Pareto, 1903

The Punta Marguareis (It) or Pointe Marguareis (Fr) is a mountain in the Ligurian Alps, on the boundary between Italy and France; It is the highest peak of the Ligurian Alps.

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Geography

Administratively the Marguareis is divided between the Italian region of Piemonte (province: Cuneo) and the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (department: Alpes-Maritimes).

SOIUSA classification

According to the SOIUSA (International Standardized Mountain Subdivision of the Alps) the mountain can be classified in the following way: [2]

Geology

Rifugio Garelli and punta Marguareis Rifugio Piero Garelli Marguareis.jpg
Rifugio Garelli and punta Marguareis

The Marguareis is part of a karst area where are located many caves very popular among speleologists. [3]

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References

  1. Punta Marguareis, France/Italy, www.peakbagger.com (accessed on April 2014)
  2. Marazzi, Sergio (2005). Atlante Orografico delle Alpi. SOIUSA (in Italian). Priuli & Verlucca. p. 62. ISBN   978-88-8068-273-8.
  3. Dentro il Marguareis, site deep up to 900 m www.agsp.it Archived 2013-01-23 at the Wayback Machine (accessed in May 2012)

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