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Dent d’Hérens - Tiefenmatten


The Dent d’Hérens - Tiefenmatten is one of the most isolated and unspoilt four-thousanders of the Pennine Alps. Its summit enjoys the best view of the Matterhorn.
PHOTOS

PROGRAM

The Dent d’Herens is located west side of the Matterhorn, along the Italy-Switzerland border. It is an incredibly beautiful mountain, that can be reached by one of the wildest valleys in the region and the watershed between the Valtournenche and Valpelline. On the Swiss side, the mountain overlooks the Zmutt Glacier. It looks very different depending on the vantage point: from the north it appears as a massive peak, while from the west it presents an elegant pyramidal shape. Its very complicated structure explains the diversity and variety of possible routes to get there.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 840 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours
Meeting point: Place Moulin parking area, close to the Dam (Bionaz – Aosta)

From the dam we head to the village of Prarayer, all the while enjoying the view of the wonderful colours of the reservoir. We keep following the trail as it winds softly into the valley, crossing a centuries-old larch forest and then some grassy meadows. The last stretch is the most exerting: an equipped but very steep trail that leads all the way to the Aosta Hut (2,788 m). Dinner and overnight stay at the refuge.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 840 m
Ascent/descent time: 4-5 hours
Meeting point: Place Moulin parking area, close to the Dam (Bionaz – Aosta)

From the dam we head to the village of Prarayer, all the while enjoying the view of the wonderful colours of the reservoir. We keep following the trail as it winds softly into the valley, crossing a centuries-old larch forest and then some grassy meadows. The last stretch is the most exerting: an equipped but very steep trail that leads all the way to the Aosta Hut (2,788 m). Dinner and overnight stay at the refuge.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,400 m
Descent gain: 2,240 m
Ascent/Descent time: 12-14 hours

From the hut, we go down until we reach the moraines. A steep trail takes us to the northernmost part of the crevassed Grandes Murailles Glacier. We head left until we reach the couloir that, with the help of chains, leads to the Tiefenmattenjoch (3,574 m). From here, by a solid-rock ridge, we reach an ice-covered slope that leads to the last rocky stretch to negotiate to reach the summit, with its incomparable view of the Matterhorn.
The descent is via the same route.

DAY

Difference in altitude: 1,400 m
Descent gain: 2,240 m
Ascent/Descent time: 12-14 hours

From the hut, we go down until we reach the moraines. A steep trail takes us to the northernmost part of the crevassed Grandes Murailles Glacier. We head left until we reach the couloir that, with the help of chains, leads to the Tiefenmattenjoch (3,574 m). From here, by a solid-rock ridge, we reach an ice-covered slope that leads to the last rocky stretch to negotiate to reach the summit, with its incomparable view of the Matterhorn.
The descent is via the same route.

DETAILS

DURATION
orologio
2 Days
orologio
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
stelle
intermediate
stelle
FITNESS LEVEL
cuori
good
cuori
PERSONS
utente
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
utente
PERIOD
calendario
from 13/06 to 19/09
DURATION
TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY
FITNESS LEVEL
PERSONS
PERIOD
2 Days
intermediate
good
Max 1 for each Mountain Guide
from 13/06 to 19/09
orologio
stelle
cuori
utente
calendario

RATES

950 € fee per person with 1 participant
The rate includes
  • the assistance of a UIAGM certified Mountain Guide
  • liability insurance
  • loan of shared safety material

The rate does not include
  • research and rescue insurance with UVGAM coverage (recommended): €5 per person for 3 days
  • the hiring of any personal equipment (harness, ice axe, crampons and helmet): €20/day per person while supplies last
  • the Mountain Guide’s expenses (transfers, meals and accommodation) to be covered by participants
  • transfers, meals and accommodation (half-board at Aosta Hut €55 per person)
  • anything that is not mentioned under "The rate includes"
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
Notes
  • It is crucial that participants follow all instructions provided by the mountain guides before and during the activities, and that they accept any changes made to the programme in order to guarantee their safety.
  • Fees for lift facilities, transfers and mountain lodges are subject to changes established and applied by the respective owners without any liability attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
  • The rates listed in the “The rate does not include” section are to be considered merely indicative and are therefore subject to changes.
  • PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides reserves the right to change any route or activity programme based on conditions (weather, accessibility, refuge) and participants’ fitness level.
  • The dates indicated for the activities may change due to weather, snow, or soil conditions, etc. In addition, they depend on the date of opening/closing of the lift facilities, which are established seasonally/yearly by the managing entities of the same and, therefore, are not in any way attributable to PEAKSHUNTER Mountain Guides.
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