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Cottian Alps

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMonte Viso (3841 m/12,602 ft)
CountriesItaly (73%), France (27%)
(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.Monte Niblè336511,040 
10.Visolotto-Picco Lanino334810,984 
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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Punta Sommeiller
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Punta Sommeiller as seen from Punta d'Almiane, on its left the Sommeiller pass (2011-09-13). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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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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Mont Giusalet
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Monte Giusalet from Alpe Fumavecchia (on the S side of the Susa Valley) (2020-10-08). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Grand Glaiza
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Grand Glaiza southern slopes (2014-09-11). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Punta Rognosa di Sestriere
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Rognosa di Sestriere: W face (2004-09-08). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Monte Ambin
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Monte Ambin (Cottian Alps, French/Italian border) (2010-09-10). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Cima del Vallonetto
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Cima del Vallonetto (right) and Truc Peyrous (left) as seen from Punta Sommeiller (2010-09-10). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Truc Peyrous
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Cima del Vallonetto (right) and Truc Peyrous (left) as seen from Punta Sommeiller (2010-09-10). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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Cima del Vallone
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Cima del Gran Vallone as seen from the Punta Bagnà (2004-10-05). Photo by Filippo Ceragioli.
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