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Aiguille de Scolette

Aiguille de Scolette
Pierre Menue
Elevation 3,506 m (11,503 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,069 m (3,507 ft)[2]
Parent peak Aiguilles d'Arves[3]
Aiguille de Scolette
Pierre Menue
Location in the Alps
Location Rhône-Alpes, France
Piedmont, Italy
Range Cottian Alps

45°09′34″N 06°46′04″E / 45.15944°N 6.76778°E / 45.15944; 6.76778Coordinates: 45°09′34″N 06°46′04″E / 45.15944°N 6.76778°E / 45.15944; 6.76778[1]

First ascent 1875 by Martino Baretti
Easiest route from Pelouse's pass

Aiguille de Scolette (in French) or Pierre Menue (in Italian) is a mountain of Savoie (F) and of the province of Turin (I). It lies in the Cottian Alps range. It has an elevation of 3,506 metres above sea level.


The mountain is the highest peak of Cottian Alps besides Monviso area.

In the French subdivision of Western Alps it belongs to the Massif du Mont-Cenis.

Administratively the mountain is divided between the commune of Avrieux (F - north-west and north-east faces) and the comune of Bardonecchia (I - southern face).

On its Italian side at 1,979 metres above sea level stands the artificial lake of Rochemolles while on the French side is situated the small lake of Scolette (2686 metres).

Access to the summit

The easiest route for the summit starts from Pelouse's pass, which connects Avrieux and Bardonecchia, and follows the SW ridge and then the NW face of the mountain.[4]



  • Italian official cartography (Istituto Geografico Militare - IGM); on-line version:
  • French official cartography (Institut Géographique National - IGN); on-line version:
  • Istituto Geografico Centrale: Carta dei sentieri e dei rifugi 1:50.000 scale n.1 Valli di Susa Chisone e Germanasca and 1:25.000 scale n.104 Bardonecchia Monte Thabor Sauze d'Oulx

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