Petit Vignemale

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Location
42°46'28"N
000°08'04"E
Country
 France
Categories
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Description

The Petit Vignemale is a summit in the French Pyrenees in the massif du Vignemale. Access is possible either by the Gaube valley (beyond Cauterêts), or la vallée d'Ossoue.

Toponymy

Vignemale is a tautological compound of two pre-Indo-European vin and mal both meaning « mountain ».

Geography

Le Petit Vignemale is located in the Hautes-Pyrénées department, near Cauterets and Gavarnie arrondissement of Argelès-Gazost in the Pyrenees National Park.

Geology

The summit is composed of sediment masses from the early Devonian period.

Climbing

The first ascent was made in August 1798 by La Baumelle. AccessTwo routes : normal route (hiking) ; north harbor (climbing).
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