Col de clapier

Col de Clapier
Elevation 2,491 m (8,173 ft)
Location  France
Range Alps

45°10′3″N 6°55′22″E / 45.16750°N 6.92278°E / 45.16750; 6.92278

Col de Clapier (French Col du Clapier, Italian Colle Clapier) is a 2,491 m (8,173 ft) high mountain pass over the mountain massif Mont Cenis in the Cottian Alps and Graian Alps between Savoy in France and Piemont in Italy. The bridle path goes from Bramans (1220 m) to Susa (503 m). There is no firm road.


The Col du Clapier is considered a possible route for Hannibal's famous passage through the Alps on his journey from the Rhone (in French, Rhône) river valley to Italy.

From 2004-2008, .

In 1959, it was the planned route of the British Alpine Hannibal Expedition, however, due to rockfall, the expedition backtracked and took their elephant into Susa via the Col du Mont Cenis.[1]

See also

External links

  • Map Bramans – Col de Clapier – Susa


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