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Pic Carlit
Puig Carlit
Carlit Peak from Lanoux lake, Pyrénées Orientales, France
Carlit Peak from Lanoux lake
Highest point
Elevation2,921 m (9,583 ft)[1]
Prominence1,001 m (3,284 ft)
Parent peakMassif du Carlit
Coordinates42°34′11″N 01°55′55″E / 42.56972°N 1.93194°E / 42.56972; 1.93194
Pic Carlit is located in France
Pic Carlit
Pic Carlit
Parent rangePyrenees
First ascent1864 by Henry Russell
Easiest routeHiking from the Bouillouses lake

Pic Carlit (French: Pic Carlit; Catalan: Puig Carlit) is a mountain of the French Pyrenees and has an elevation of 2,921 m (9,583 ft) above sea level.[2]

It is the highest point of the department of Pyrénées-Orientales and of the region Languedoc-Roussillon, France.

Geography[change | change source]

Pic Carlit is in the nortwestern part of the Regional Natural Park of the Catalan Pyrenees (French: Parc naturel régional des Pyrénées catalanes; Catalan: Parc Natural Regional del Pirineu Català, often shortened as Parc del Pirineu Català).

There are many small lakes in the region around the mountain. One of them is the man-made lake of Bouillouses, which is one of the point to begin hiking to get to the top of Pic Carlit.

The source of Têt (the largest river of the department Pyrénées-Orientales) is on the northeastern side of the mountain.

History[change | change source]

The first ascent of this peak was made by Henry Russell in 1864.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Le reliefs des Pyrénées-Orientales" (in French). A la découverte des Pyrénées Catalanes. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. "Pic Carlit, France". Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  3. "Les "premières" de Russell" (in French). Henry Russell-Killoug - Comte des Pyrénées. Retrieved 7 July 2013.

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