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Dent du Géant, Dente del Gigante, Giant's tooth: breathtaking mountaineering

One of the most beautiful mountains of the Alps with scenic view on the Monts Blanc. Great climbing!
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Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Strenuous
Length: 1.9 miles
Duration: Full day

Overview:  Enjoy fantastic rock climbing in front of the highest european peak; the Mont Blanc. World famous mountains landscape.

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Tips:  Only for well trained people or with local mountaineering guide. Major risk of lethal fall, crevasses,...

How to get there: La Palud ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Dent du Géant seen from the glacier du Géant

The adventure starts at the top of the cable car Helbronner, early in the morning (7h). The Dent du Géant, high in the sky, is on your right just in front of the Mont Blanc on your left.

2. On the glacier

If you are lucky, footprints may form a clear path. This would help you find a safe way on the glacier but keep in mind that you are not sure you can trust in footprints.

3. Climbing part

Technical skills and specific material are required to climb the Dent du Géant.

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