Dents du Midi
Photo by Corrine Ellsworth
|Best months for climbing:||Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep|
|Nearest major airport:||Geneva|
|Convenient Center:||Champery, Monthey, Martigny|
Thanks to Philippe Noth for adding this peak.
The Dents du Midi massif is at the western extremity of the Pennine Alps, overlooking the Geneva lake. It stands isolated high over the Rhone Valley and can be seen while driving on the highway and in the Montreux resort as a background for the Chillon castle.
The different summits are called (from south to north): Haute-Cime, Dent Jaune, Cathèdrale, Forteresse, Cime de l'Est.
The highest, Haute-Cime, can be climbed quite easily: It is a long nine hours hike either from Van d'en Haut to Salanfe Lake or from Champery to Susanfe Hut. A climb in two days with an overnight in Susanfe would make the trip more enjoyable.