At half past five he happened to turn around, and "beheld the glorious spectacle of the Matterhorn, just touched by the rosy-fingered morning, and looking like a huge pyramid of fire rising out of the barren ocean of ice and rock around it." Then the Breithorn and the Dent Blanche
caught the radiant glow; but "the intervening mass of Monte Rosa made it necessary for us to climb many long hours before we could hope to see the sun himself, yet the whole air soon grew warmer after the splendid birth of the day."
Two German mountaineers have fallen to their deaths while climbing one of the highest peaks in the Swiss Alps, the Dent Blanche
, police said on Sunday.
The white triangle next to it is the aptly-named Dent Blanche
, or White Tooth, just a bit shorter than its neighbor at 14,291 ft (4,356 meters) but, according to some, even prettier.
We enjoyed the Swiss specialty Raclette - essentially melted cheese, boiled potatoes and pickles - at the cosy La Dent Blanche
Swisscom has implemented three temporary GSM base stations for the Glacier Patrol this year, on the Dent Blanche
, on Barma and on the Mont Fort cable car, all of which are connected to a military radio link, with three repeaters installed to route received signals on the Tete Blanche, the Bertol and La Rosablanche.
Sure, Albert Heim is not the oldest hut (Grunhorn hut, built in 1863), nor the highest (Cabane de la Dent Blanche
at 3,507 metres).
At the time he was nearing the summit of the Dent Blanche
peak, and three Swiss guides fell with him.
From Verbier's high point at the top of Mont Fort (3330m) you will be treated to panoramic views across the Alps including the Matterhorn, Dom, Dent Blanche
, Dent d'Herens, Grand Combin and the Mont Blanc massif.