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Punta Sommeiller (3333m) Traditional Geocache

Hidden : 07/20/2016
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Geocache Description:

Punta Sommeiller (in Italien) or Pointe Sommeiller (in French) is a mountain at the border of the Province of Turin, Italy and of Savoie, France in the Cottian Alps range. It has an elevation of 3,333 metres above sea level. There is an IGM geodetic pillar right on the summit.

The old name of the mountain was Rognosa di Galambra, which derived from the secondary valley of Galambra. It was then renamed by the geologist Martino Baretti, author of the first documented ascent to the summit, in order to avoid confusions with two neighboring "Rognosa"s, Rognosa d'Etiache and Rognosa del Sestriere. The new name was chosen to honour Germain Sommeiller, the civil engineer which directed the construction of the Fréjus Rail Tunnel between Savoy and Piedmont.

Administratively the mountain is divided between the Italian comunes of Bardonecchia (SW face) and Exilles (SE face) and the French commune of Bramans (N face).

The easiest route for the summit starts from passo Settentrionale dei Fourneaux (3,159 m, which connects Exilles and Bardonecchia), then follows the south ridge of the mountain. Don't try to go directly from the Col Sommeiller via the NW ridge.

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