Maritime Alps

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Maritime Alps

Photo of the Maritime Alps
Western side of the Argentera Group, the highest chain in the Maritime Alps

Part of Western European Alps
Continent Europe
Location Liguria, Italy
Piemonte, Italy
Alpes-Maritimes, France
Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, France
Highest Point Argentera ()

Map of the Maritime Alps
Maritime Alps located in the Western European Alps

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[edit] General information

[edit] Geographic information

The Maritime Alps are a mountain range in the south-western part of the European Alps. They form the border between the French departement Alpes-Maritimes and the Italian region Piemonte. The Col de Tende separates them from the Ligurian Alps; the Maddalena Pass separates them from the Cottian Alps. The Mercantour National Park is part of the Maritime Alps.

The Maritime Alps are drained by the rivers Roya, Var and Verdon and their tributaries on the French side; by the Stura di Demonte and other tributaries of the Tanaro and Po on the Italian side.

The Maritime Alps are subdivided into several subgroups:

Schematic overview of the Maritime Alps

[edit] General mountainering information

Despite the relative low altitude, the Maritime Alps is a rough mountainous region with lots of granite and gneiss rock. The few mountains over 3,000 m, such as Argentera or Corno Stella offer challenging alpinism routes. Corno Stella offers exciting rock climbing routes and Argentera offers some all-round exciting routes leading up to considerable difficulties. Furthermore, there are approximately 20 alpine huts and bivouacs spread out over the Maritime Alps, indicating there are possibilities for a serious alpinist.

The Maritime Alps also have an extensive network of maintained paths and trails. The warm temperatures and relatively heavy rain make it the most diverse part of the European Alps both in animals and vegetation. The Maritime Alps are a prime location for hikers enjoying rare animal species and beautiful flowers.

[edit] Overviews

[edit] Overview of the summits

Mountain Elevation Prominence Country Location Massif Range

[edit] Overview of the cols and passes

Pass Elevation Country Location Range Massif Pass Members

[edit] Overview of all the routes

Mountain Hei. Route Dif. Dur. (h) Type Rock ° Valley Hut Maps

Hei.:Height, Dif.: Difficulty, Dur.: Duration: Meters from hut to summit
Summit map is always listed first. If a map is used for 2 km and another map for 1 km, the 2 km map will be listed before the 1 km map. Overview of the Swiss maps & Italian maps.

[edit] Overview of the mountain huts

Hut Hut Type Massif Elevation Places Hut Phone Nr Starting Valley/Village(s)
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