Pic Palas

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Pic Palas
View of Pic Palas
Summit of Pic Palas
Highest point
Elevation2,974 m (9,757 ft) [1]
Parent peakMassif du Balaïtous
Geography
Pic Palas is located in France
Pic Palas
Pic Palas
State/ProvinceFR
Parent rangePyrenees
Climbing
First ascent1825 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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine and of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department with an altitude of 2,974 m (9,757 ft).[1]

Geography[change | change source]

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 (Nouvelle-Aquitaine) and Hautes-Pyrénées (Occitanie) meet.[1]

Geologie[change | change source]

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

History[change | change source]

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[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "Pic Palas, France/Spain". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 27 March 2014.
  2. "Historique et chronologie des "premières" pyrénéennes". Henry Russell-Killoug - Comte des Pyrénées (in French). Retrieved 31 March 2014.