People per Guide
Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
Type of Trip
I offer this awesome guided ascent through the normal route starting from La Dent Blanche mountain hut. The climb is very interesting and diversified. I particularly enjoy it because…
- We are surrounded by breathtaking mountains of 4000 meters high during 2 days;
- There is some aesthetic rock climbing of high altitude during the climb;
- We are roped as soon as we leave the hut;
- La Dent Blanche mountain hut which lies at 3507m is very picturesque.
La Dent Blanche (4357m) is a perfect pyramid of gneiss which offers 4 beautiful ridges, at the 4 points of the compass. It is full part of the imperial crown and it is the symbol of the Val d’Hérens.
It is a AD (assez difficile / pretty difficult) ascent. It requires a good acclimatisation and a good fitness level. You must have experience in walking with crampons and have done some climbing before. If it’s the first time you come with me or another guide of our team, we should go on a guided climb before so that I can test you and see if you have the level of climbing La Dent Blanche.
I will take one person with me on the rope. If you come with other climbers, I will ask other IFMGA mountain guides from our team to join us.
The best period to climb La Dente Blanche is from early July till mid of September. You’ll find an itinerary below this description.
If you are interested in climbing La Dent Blanche, send me a request! It will be my great pleasure to guide you up there and share with you my passion about the mountains and this awesome valley of Val d’Hérens.
In case you’d like to tackle other challenging peaks around, you can also check out this 2-day ascent to Grand Combin.
Price per person
- Guiding fee
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Ferpècle / La Dent Blanche mountain hut
We will have 5 to 6 hours hiking from Ferpècle to La Dent Blanche mountain hut (3507m).
La Dent Blanche summit
We will wake up early, around 4 am, and start walking up to reach Wanfluelücke and the south ridge leading us to the summit. The way up should take us 4 to 5 hours, the way down will take us the same time.
La Dent Blanche Mountain hut
About the Guide
Attracted by the mountains since childhood, I started with climbing and alpinism. I then discovered my passion for ski touring.
I started a Young&Sport instructor training to lead young people in the mountain, accompanied by guides. This experience inspired me to become a mountain guide, and I got certified in September 2015.
I work in a guide's office with other guides friends as Stéphane, Raphael, Christian and Jean-Luc, mountain leader.
What I love the most: make people enjoy, allow them to discover a region, laughing, everything in a safe way.
So if there's something you wish, if you dream of exploring a region or country, don't hesitate to contact me.
See you soon for new discoveries!
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