Puy de Sancy, France

Prominence: 1578 m, 5177 ft

Elevation: 1885 meters, 6184 feet

True Isolation: 221.62 km, 137.71 mi
Peak TypeVolcano
Latitude/Longitude (WGS84)45° 31' 42'' N, 2° 48' 50'' E
45.528396, 2.813956 (Dec Deg)
485472 E 5041668 N, Zone 31 (UTM)
County/Second Level RegionPuy-de-Dôme (Highest Point)

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Lists that contain Puy de Sancy:
     Europe Range3 High Points (Rank #29)
     Europe Peaks with 200 km of Isolation (Rank #54)
     Core Europe Peaks with 1500 meters of Prominence (Rank #78)
     Ultras of Core Europe (Rank #78)
     Ultras of Europe (Rank #89)
     Ultras of non-Alpine Western Europe (Rank #16)
     France Department High Points (Rank #17)
     France Peaks with 600 meters of Prominence (Rank #7)

Ascent Info

Total ascents/attempts logged by registered users: 63
     Show all viewable ascents/attempts (Total: 60)

Selected Trip Reports:
     1985-06-27 by Greg Slayden
     1985-06-28 by Greg Slayden
     2009-11-21 by Rob Woodall
     2010-05-10 by Lee Newton
     2011-08-31 by Henk de Smidt
     2012-09-09 by Susan Mackenzie
     2013-08-11 by Martin Richardson (GPS Track)
     2015-12-22 by Martin Friedrich
     2016-08-28 by Peter Stone
     2016-10-03 by Connor McEntee (GPS Track)
     2018-07-07 by Isabella Flodstrom (GPS Track)
     2018-09-05 by Stuart Clark (GPS Track)
     2018-09-05 by Fiona Clark
     2019-08-28 by Tom Milliard
     2019-09-06 by David Howells (GPS Track)
     2021-09-05 by Nicolaus Marshall
     2022-08-04 by Mark Trengove
     2022-11-26 by Alfred E Neuman (GPS Track)

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The Puy de Sancy from the northwest (1985-06).
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ProminenceKey Col Page  (Detailed prominence information)
  Clean Prominence: 1578 m/5177 ft
  Optimistic Prominence: 1578 m/5177 ft
  Key Col: 307 m/1007 ft
IsolationIsolation Page  (Detailed isolation information)
   Distance: 221.62 km/137.71 mi
   Isolation Limit Point: 44.9758, 5.5267
Nearest Higher Neighbor in the PBC database:
    Pic Saint-Michel  (ESE)
RangesContinent: Europe
Range2: Northwest Europe (Highest Point)
Range3: Massif Central (Highest Point)
Range4: Monts d’Auvergne (Highest Point)
Range5: Le Monts Dore (Highest Point)
Drainage BasinsDordogne (HP)
Bay of Biscay
Atlantic Ocean
Route #1 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Telepherique Summit Station (Ski Lift) 1760 m/5774 ft
Vertical Gain: 125 m/410 ft
Route #2 Maintained Hiking Trail
Trailhead: Telepherique Base Station (Paved Road) 1300 m/4265 ft
Vertical Gain: 585 m/1919 ft
Data Source1:25,000 (or larger) Topographic Survey Map
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Other Photos

Close up, the Puy de Sancy can look very craggy from certain angles (1985-06).
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On the summit, but unhappy about the crowds! (2022-08-04). Photo by Mark Trengove.
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