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Pic Palas
View of Pic Palas
Summit of Pic Palas
Elevation 2,974 m (9,757 ft)[1]
Parent peak Massif du Balaïtous
Location
Pic Palas is located in France
Pic Palas
France
Range Pyrenees
Coordinates 42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / 42.84944°N 0.31333°E / 42.84944; 0.31333Coordinates: 42°50′58″N 0°18′48″E / 42.84944°N 0.31333°E / 42.84944; 0.31333
Climbing
First ascent 1825 by Peytier and Hossard

Pic Palas or Pic de Palas is a mountain in the Pyrenees on the SpanishFrench border. It is the highest point of the French region of Aquitaine and of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department with an altitude of 2,974 m (9,757 ft).[1]

Geography

Pic Palas is 2,974 m (9,757 ft) high.[1] It is on the Massif du Balaïtous, a mountain range within the Pyrenees.

The summit of this mountain is the point where the Spanish province of Huesca and the French departments of Pyrénées-Atlantiques (Aquitaine) and Hautes-Pyrénées (Midi-Pyrénées) meet.[1]

Geologie

The summit of Pic Palas, as well as the Massif du Balaïtous, is made of granite.

History

The first ascent of this peak was made by the surveyors Pierre Peytier and Paul-Michel Hossard in 1825 when they were trying to get to the Pic du Balaïtous.[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Pic Palas, France/Spain". Peakbagger.com. http://www.peakbagger.com/peak.aspx?pid=9771. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. "Historique et chronologie des "premières" pyrénéennes" (in French). Henry Russell-Killoug - Comte des Pyrénées. http://www.korpa.fr/pyreneesecretes/premierespyrenees.html. Retrieved 31 March 2014.

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