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Graian Alps

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The Graian Alps (Italian: Alpi Graie; French: Alpes Grées) are a mountain range in the western part of the Alps. They are located in France (Savoie) and Italy (Piedmont and Valle d'Aosta). The Little St Bernard Pass and the Dora Baltea valley separate them from the Pennine Alps; the Col du Mont Cenis separates them from the Cottian Alps; the Arc valley separates them from the Dauphiné Alps.

The Graian Alps are usually divided into three groups, the Central (the watershed between the Little St Bernard Pass and the Col du Mont Cenis), the Western or French, and the Eastern or Italian; in the following lists the initials "C," "W," and "E" show to which group each peak and pass belongs. The western group contains the Vanoise national park; the eastern group contains the Gran Paradiso national park.

The French side of the Graian Alps is drained by the river Isère (Tarentaise valley) and its tributary Arc (Maurienne valley). The Italian side is drained by the rivers Dora Baltea, Orco and Stura di Lanzo, tributaries of the Po.

Peaks

The main peaks of the Graian Alps are:

PeakElevation (m/ft)
Gran Paradiso (E)4061 13,324
Grivola (E)3969 13,022
Grande Casse (W)3861 12,668
Mont Pourri (W)3788 12,428
Herbetet (E)3778 12,396
Pointe de Charbonnel (C)3760 12,336
Aiguille de la Grande Sassière (C)3757 12,325
Dent Parrachée (W)3712 12,179
Torre del Gran San Pietro (E)3692 12,113
Uia di Ciamareila (C)3676 12,061
Ciarforon (E)3665 12,025
Grande Motte (W)3663 12,018
Roccia Viva (E)3650 11,976
Albaron (C)3638 11,936
Becca di Gay (E)3623 11,887
Pointe de Ronco?? (C)3618 11,871
Levanna (C)3615 11,860
Bec de l'lnvergnan (C)3608 11,838
Tsanteleina (C)3606 11,831
Dôme de l'Arpont (W)3599 11,808
Bessanese (C)3597 11,801
Dôme de Chasseforet (W)3586 11,765
Croce Rossa (C)3567 11,703
Aiguille de Péclet (W)3566 11,700
Mont Emilius (E)3559 11,677
Punta d'Arnas (C)3540 11,615
Aiguille de Polset (W)3538 11,608
Rochemelon (C)3537 11,605
Punta Chalanson (C)3530 11,582
Punta Tersiva (E)3513 11,526
Grande Traversière (C)3495 11,467
Testa del Rutor (C)3486 11,438
Grande Aiguille Rousse (C)3482 11,424
Granta-Parey (C)3473 11,395
Roc du Mulinet (C)3469 11,382
Aiguille Pers (C)3451 11,323
Cima dell' Auille?? (C)3446 11,306
Pointe de la Sana (W)3436 11,273
Pointe de l'Échelle (W)3432 11,260
Punta Foura (E)3410 11,188
Punta Sengie (E)3408 11,182
Pointes de la Gliere (W)3386 11,109
Pointe de la Galise (C)3345 10,975
Pointe de la Traversière (C)3341 10,962
Pointe de Méan Martin (W)3337 10,949
Punta Lavina (E)3308 10,854
Ormelune/Pointe d'Archeboc (C)3283 10,771
Roche Chevrière (W)3282 10,768
Signal du Mont Iseran (C)3241 10,634
Pointe de la Rechasse (W)3223 10,575
Grand Assaly (C)3174 10,413
Rosa dei Banchi (E)3164 10,381
Becca di Nona (E)3142 10,309
Torre d'Ovarda (C)3075 10,089
Punta Pousset (E)3046 9994
Dôme de Val d'Isère (C)3033 9951
Uia di Mondrone (C)2964 9725
Monte Unghiasse (C)2939 9643
Monte Marzo (E)2750 9023
Petit Mont Blanc de Pralognan (W)2685 8809
Mont Jouvet (W)2563 8409
Monte Civrari (C)2302 7553

Passes

The chief passes of the Graian Alps are:

namelocationtypegroupelevation (m/ft)
Col de la Grande Rousse Rhêmes Valley to ValgrisencheC snow 3500/11,483
Col de Gebroulaz Modane to MéribelW snow 3470/11,385
Col de Monel Cogne to LocanaE snow 3428/11,247
Col du Grand Paradis Ceresole Reale to ValsavarencheE snow 3349/10,988
Col du Charforon Ceresole Reale to ValsavarencheE snow 3331/10,929
Col de Teleccio Cogne to LocanaE snow 3326/10,913
Col de Lauzon Cogne to the ValsavarencheE bridle path 3301/10,831
Col du Bouquetin Bonneval-sur-Arc to Val d'IsèreC snow 3300/10,827
Col de St Grat Valgrisenche to La ThuileC snow 3300/10,827
Col de l'Herbetet Cogne to ValsavarencheE snow 3257/10,686
Col du Collerin Bessans to BalmeC snow 3202/10,506
Col du Grand Etret Ceresole Reale to ValsavarancheE snow 3158/10,361
Col de Bassac Rhêmes Valley to ValgrisencheC snow 3153/10,345
Col du Carro Bonneval-sur-Arc to Ceresole RealeC snow 3140/10,302
Col d'Arbole Cogne to BrissogneE snow3137/10,292
Col de la Goletta Val d'Isère to the Rhêmes ValleyC snow 3120/10,237
Col de Rhêmes Val d'Isère to the Rhêmes ValleyC snow 3101/10,174
Col de la Grande Casse Pralognan to TermignonW snow 3100/10,171
Col de Sea Bonneval-sur-Arc to Forno Alpi GraieC snow 3083/10,115
Col de l'Autaret Bessans to UsseglioC foot path 3070/10,073
Col de Girard Bonneval-sur-Arc to Forno Alpi GraieC snow 3044/9987
Col Rosset Valsavarenche to the Rhêmes ValleyC bridle path 3024/9922
Col d'Arnas Bessans to BalmeC snow 3014/9889
Col de la Galise Ceresole Reale to Val d'IsèreC snow 2998/9836
Col de Sort Valsavarenche to the Rhêmes ValleyE bridle path 2967/9735
Quecees de Tignes Val d'Isère to TermignonW snow 2940/9646
Col della Nouva Cogne to Pont CanaveseE bridle path 2933/9623
Col de Garin Aosta to CogneEfoot path 2868/9411
Collarin d'Arnas Balme to UsseglioC snow 2850/9351
Colle della Finestra Rhêmes Valley to the ValgrisencheC foot path2847/9341
Fenetre de Champorcher Cogne to ChamporcherE bridle path 2838/9311
Col Vaudet Sainte-Foy-Tarentaise to the ValgrisencheC foot path 2836/9305
Col de Bardoney Cogne to Pont CanaveseE snow 2833/9295
Col de Chaviere Modane to PralognanW foot path 2806/9206
Col de la Leisse Tignes to TermignonW snow 2780/9121
Col de l'Iseran Bonneval-sur-Arc to Val d'IsèreC road 2769/9085
Ghicet di Sea Balme to Forno Alpi GraieC foot path 2735/8973
Col de la Sachette Tignes to Bourg-Saint-MauriceW foot path 2729/8954
Col du Palet Tignes to Moûtiers or Bourg St MauriceW bridle path 2658/8721
Col du Mont Ste Foy to the ValgrisencheC bridle path 2646/8681
Col del Nivolet Ceresole Reale to the ValsavarencheE road 2641/8665
Colle della Crocetta Ceresole Reale to Forno Alpi GraieCbridle path 2636/8649
Col de la Platiere Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne to MoûtiersW bridle path 2600/8531
Col de la Vanoise Pralognan to TermignonW bridle path 2527/8291
Col des Encombres Saint-Michel-de-Maurienne to MoûtiersW bridle path 2337/7668
Little St Bernard Pass Aosta to MoûtiersC road 2188/7179
Col de la Madeleine La Chambre to MoûtiersW road 1984/6509
(from an old encyclopedia)de:Grajische Alpen
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