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Cottian Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMonte Viso (3841 m/12,602 ft)
CountriesItaly (146%), France (54%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesPiedmont (73%), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (24%), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area8,242 sq km / 3,182 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent109 km / 68 mi North-South
144 km / 89 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long44° 48' N; 7° 0' E
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Map of Cottian Alps
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Cottian Alps.
Western AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Maritime AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Dauphine AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Cottian AlpsLevel 4
         Savoy AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Graian AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Cottian Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Monte Viso384112,602 
2.Viso di Vallante367212,047 
3.Aiguille de Scolette350611,503 
4.Aiguille de Chambeyron341211,194 
5.Brec Chambeyron338911,119 
6.Pics de la Font Sancte338511,106 
7.Rognosa d'Etiache338211,096 
8.Rocca d'Ambin337811,083 
9.Visolotto-Picco Lanino334810,984 
10.Bric de Rubren334010,958 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Cottian Alps

Monte Viso
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Monte Viso from north (Pian del Re) (2018-08-11). Photo by Ondrej Trocak.
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Pic de Rochebrune
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Pic de Rochebrune as seen from Pic Lombard (2019-08-08). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Monte Pinerol
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Monte Pinerol from Testa della Pennazza (Cottian Alps) (2019-07-30). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Punta Cornour
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Punta Cornour (Cottian Alps) as seen from Lago dei Cannoni (2018-08-10). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Punta Cialancia
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Punta Cialancia (Cottian Alps) as seen from the Cappello d'Envie (2018-08-10). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Cima Ciantiplagna
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Round top of Cima Ciantiplagna as seen from Colle della Vecchia (2014-06-07). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Cima Saurel
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Cima Saurel (Cottian Alps): northern slopes (2019-02-22). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Gran Truc
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Gran Truc as seen from Monte Cialmetta (2014-04-17). Photo by Graziano Coppa.
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Monte Ricordone
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M.Ricordone as seen from north (2019-05-21). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Monte Muretto
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Monte Muretto as seen from Monte Fusero (2020-05-20). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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