Dent Blanche

Dent Blanche, Evolène, Hérens, Wallis, 1983, Švicarska

The Dent Blanche, located in Switzerland’s Pennine Alps in the canton of Valais, stands at 4,357 meters, making it one of the highest peaks in the Alps. Originally known as Dent d’Hérens, it was renamed due to confusion and visibility issues from afar, despite being less snow-capped than its neighbor, Dent d’Hérens.

Dent Blanche is distinguished by its four steep faces over glaciers and converges three ridges, defining the valleys of Val d’Hérens, Val d’Anniviers, and Mattertal. The mountain is a hub for climbers, with the Dent Blanche Hut situated at the southern ridge, the usual ascent route. The region is surrounded by other notable peaks, including the Ober Gabelhorn, Dent d’Hérens, and Matterhorn.