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Bellecôte

North face of the Bellecôte
Elevation 3,417 m (11,211 ft)
Location
Location  France
Range Graian Alps
Coordinates 45°29′34″N 6°46′56″E / 45.49278°N 6.78222°E / 45.49278; 6.78222
Climbing
First ascent 12 September 1866 by Messrs Nichols and Roswell, with guides from Chamonix
Easiest route Via the Glacier du Cul du Nant (PD-)

The Bellecôte is a mountain in the Vanoise Massif in the Graian Alps, lying in the northern part of the Vanoise National Park and dominating the Peisey-Nancroix valley in Savoie. The north face is immense and austere, whereas the south face is more accessible.

The resort of La Plagne lies on one side of the Bellecôte.


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