The southern neighbour Matterhorn steals a lot of the attention but the pyramid-shaped summit of Dent Blanche is most fascinating nonetheless. From here four ridges run almost perfectly towards the four cardinal points. The first documented ascent of Dent Blanche was accomplished in 1862, three years before the first ascent of the Matterhorn. The chosen route at the time from the south is still the normal route today. The hut of the Swiss Alpine Club Cabane de la Dent-Blanche is a popular starting point for summit attempts.
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Elevation: 4357 m
Country and region: Switzerland, Valais
Mountain range: Pennine Alps
Prominence: 895 m
Orometric dominance: 21
Coordinates: 46.034167, 7.611944