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Savoy Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMont Blanc (4810 m/15,781 ft)
CountriesFrance (86%), Switzerland (11%), Italy (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesRhône-Alpes (84%), Valais (8%), Valle d’Aosta (3%), Geneva (2%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area7,730 sq km / 2,985 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent111 km / 69 mi North-South
104 km / 65 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 58' N; 6° 28' E
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Map of Savoy 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 Savoy Alps.
Western AlpsLevel 3 (Parent)
         Maritime AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Dauphine AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Cottian AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Savoy AlpsLevel 4
                 Mont Blanc MassifLevel 5 (Child)
         Graian AlpsLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Savoy Alps

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mont Blanc481015,781Mont Blanc Massif
2.Pic Luigi Amadeo446914,662Mont Blanc Massif
3.Mont Maudit446514,649Mont Blanc Massif
4.Mont Blanc du Tacul424813,937Mont Blanc Massif
5.Grand Pilier d'Angle424313,921Mont Blanc Massif
6.Grandes Jorasses420813,806Mont Blanc Massif
7.Aiguille Verte412213,524Mont Blanc Massif
8.Aiguille Blanche411213,491Mont Blanc Massif
9.Pointe Croz411013,484Mont Blanc Massif
10.Grande Rocheuse410213,458Mont Blanc Massif
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mont Blanc481015,781Mont Blanc Massif



Photos of Peaks in the Savoy Alps

Mont Blanc

The summit of Mont Blanc as seen from the Dome du Gouter area, on the standard ascent route (1993-08-17).
Monte Bianco di Courmayeur
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Italian topographic maps clearly show the France-Italy border passing over the summit of Mont Blanc, as specified by treaty.
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Grandes Jorasses

From the lower Vallée Blanche ski route, the massive Aiguille du Tacul dominates the view. The Aiguille de Rochefort is the pointy peak to the right, and the famous Grandes Jorasses is in the background to the left (1996-03-12).
Aiguille de Rochefort

From the lower Vallée Blanche ski route, the massive Aiguille du Tacul dominates the view. The Aiguille de Rochefort is the pointy peak to the right, and the famous Grandes Jorasses is in the background to the left (1996-03-12).
Aiguille du Midi

Perhaps the most famous tram ride in the world terminates at the Aiguille du Midi, in the middle of the glacial splendor of the Mont Blanc massif (1996-03-12).
Aiguille du Tacul

From the lower Vallée Blanche ski route, the massive Aiguille du Tacul dominates the view. The Aiguille de Rochefort is the pointy peak to the right, and the famous Grandes Jorasses is in the background to the left (1996-03-12).



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