La Meije, in the French Dauphiné Alps, is one of the best-known mountains of France, besides the Mont Blanc. For climbers the highest peak, la Grand Pic, is said to be one of the most challenging obstacles in the Alps. The first successful ascent was made in 1877. The name “Meije” is going back to the Provençal word “Meidjour”, meaning “midday”.
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Elevation: 3983 m
Country and region: France, Hautes-Alpes / Isère
Mountain range: Dauphiné Alps
Prominence: 824 m
Orometric dominance: 21
Coordinates: 45.004575, 6.308510