Dent Blanche

Photo of Dent Blanche

Photo by Joan C. Bullón

Details

Elevation (feet): 14291
Elevation (meters): 4356
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Latitude: 46.0333
Longitude: 7.61667
Difficulty: Technical Climb
Best months for climbing: Jul, Aug, Sep
Year first climbed: 1862
First successful climber(s): T. Kennedy, W. Wigram, J. Croz, J. Konig
Nearest major airport: Geneva or Bern, Switzerland
Convenient Center: Les Haudëres, Switzerland

Description

Dente Blanche is a noble, isolated, slightly tilted gneiss pyramid. A perfectly placed mountain, its long, exposed ridges face exactly north, south, east and west. Steep broken faces fall between the ridges. It is located just west of Zermatt, north of the Matterhorn (14,668 ft.).

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