Prime Meridian High Point, France/Spain

Prominence: 0 m, 0 ft

Elevation: 3060+ meters, 10,039+ feet

Approx. Isolation: 0 km, 0 mi
Elevation Info:Elevation range: 3060 - 3070 m
    (10-meter closed contour)
Peak TypeSlope Point, subsidiary to
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)42° 41' 7'' N, 0° 0' 0'' W
42.68535, 0 (Dec Deg)
254222 E 4730239 N, Zone 31 (UTM)
County/Second Level RegionHautes-Pyrénées

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This random point might be a fun and relatively easy spot to reach, since it lies in a very popular hiking and climbing area of the Pyrenees, on the France/Spain border not far from Ordessa National Park's Monte Perdido. Depending on how craggy the ridge is at this point, just set your GPS to WGS84, hike the crest, and stop when the longitude reads zero. You will then be the highest person on the Prime Meridian.

It should be noted that the Prime Meridian gets very high in altitude near the South Pole in Antarctica, and topographic mapping of the icecap is not exactly super accurate. However, it does seem pretty clear that it does not get over about 2800m, lower than this Pyrenees point.

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Prominence  Clean Prominence: 0 m/0 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 20 m/64 ft
  Key Col: 3060 m/10,039 ft
IsolationNearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Prime Meridian High Point  (NE)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Iberian Peninsula
Range3: Pyrenees
Range4: West-Central Pyrenees
Range5: Gavarnie-Ordessa Area
Ridges/DividesEurasia Continental Divide
Pyrennes Crest
Drainage Basins
Bay of Biscay
Atlantic Ocean
Mediterranean Sea
Atlantic Ocean
OwnershipLand: Parque nacional de Ordesa y Monte Perdido
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map

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