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Mountain Name(s): Dent Blanche, ڈینٹ بلانچے, დან-ბლანში, дент бланше, ден бланш, Дент-Бланш     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 4357 m / 14294.6 ft     Snow line: 2800 m / 9186.35 ft
Summit(s): Main Summit (4 357 m /14 295 feet)
    Prominence: 895 m/2 937 ft
Location: Switzerland(Valais);     Isolation: 7 km/4 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 46°2'3.48''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jul - 30 Sep;
Parent Range: Alps     Nearest Airport(s): Zurich airport (ZRH); Geneva International Airport (GVA);
Range: Matterhorn Group     Convenience Center(s): Zermatt;
First Ascent: 18/7/1862 William Wigram , Jean-Baptiste Croz , Johann Kronig ... More     National Park(s): Please update

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The Dent Blanche is one of the more demanding 4,000-metre

peaks for mountaineers. Together with the Obergabelhorn and

the Zinalrothorn, the mountain forms the southern end of the

Val de Zinal.

Description Edit

The peak is symmetrical in shape with four facesand four ridges

giving it the appearance of a cross when viewed on a map. The

spectacular appearance of this peak attracts many climbers to

its faces and ridges.

The Dent Blanche hut at 3,507 m is the highest-altitude SAC

(Swiss Alpine Club) refuge in Switzerland. The hike to the cabin

alone involves a climb of 1,700 vertical metres.

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Location Edit

Located in the canton of Valais in Switzerland 10 km from

Zermatt, 22 km from Sion.

Getting there Edit

With a car from Sion to Val d'Herens, Les Haudères and then to

small village Salay (at Ferpècle).

Europe, Switzerland: Valais

  • Dent Blanche
  • Mountaineering - 1 Day(s)
  • 1 Jul - 30 Sep
  • Challenging/ Tough 
  • 0 people climbed it



DID YOU KNOW (1) Edit Add

• Dent Blanche is an important peak located on the divide marking the linguistic boundary between the French and German speaking parts of the Wallis region in Switzerland.



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