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Monte Cinto from the Refuge de l'Ercu (1,667 m)
|Elevation||2,706 m (8,878 ft)|
|Prominence||2,706 m (8,878 ft)|
Monte Cinto (Corsican: Monte Cintu) is the highest mountain on the island of Corsica, a région of France. Its elevation is 2,706 m and so is its prominence, making it one of the most prominent peaks in Europe.
Its location gives it a theoretical panorama of mountains on mainland Europe stretching from near Marseille to Rome. The most distant mountain theoretically visible is Monte Rosa in Switzerland, just west of north, an astonishing 405 km (252 mi) distant.
The first known ascent of Monte Cinto was by a party led by Édouard Rochat on June 6, 1882, who reached the summit via the mountain's southern slopes. On May 26, 1883, a party led by the English mountaineer Francis Fox Tuckett, and including the guide F. Devouassoud and the landscape painter Compton, also ascended the mountain by the pass that now bears Tuckett's name.
See also 
- "Europe Ultra-Prominences" Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2012-03-05.
- Computer generated digital panoramas from Monte Cinto: North South
- More information and trip report
- "Monte Cinto, France" on Peakbagger
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