Dent Blanche

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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.).

Elevation (feet): 14,291
Elevation (meters): 4,356
Continent: Europe
Country: Switzerland
Latitude: 46.034283
Longitude: 7.611906
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

Thanks to Marshall Hall for contributing to these details. (View history)

Trip Reports

There are 5 trip reports for Dent Blanche.

  • Log #17612 - by Gerrit Bosma on Nov 06, 20043.00 stars
    Passing the grande genderme proved time consuming with a short rope. At my first attemp I expected to join up with another group. But it proved impossible. All groups/climbers are so selfcentred!!
  • Log #17614 - by P duParc on Sep 10, 20033.00 stars
    Very nice climb mostly with good rock, famous views
  • Log #17615 - by Susanna Roughton on July 25, 20033.00 stars
    Great climb. Took us ages. We started late in fairly bad weather which improved as the day went on and got to the top at 1130hrs. There was quite alot of snow and ice on the high rocks which made the...
  • Log #17616 - by Dominique Michaud on Aug 21, 20023.00 stars
    By the south ridge, the way down can be long if you are not very good at climbing downward and make rappels, which was our case (5 1/2 hours up, 7 1/2 hours down to the hut ...)
  • Log #22215 - by Christine Theodorovics on Aug 05, 20113.00 stars
    Left late at 6am because of bad weather. Snowstorm when climbing dow. Arrived in the hut late.