Dents Blanches

Trail running in the Dents Blanches near Dent du Midi area above Champéry, Switzerland

Dents Blanches and the French Frontier

Hopping over the French border with sustained climbs and technical descents 

This Run is featured in Run the Alps Switzerland:  30 Must-Do Trail Runs

→ 28km   

↑ 2240m

Δ 2555M 

♦ Difficult

Θ Clockwise

The map in my head started to piece together. I could look across the peaks and recognize places we've been in both Switzerland and France that I didn't realize were so close to each other. Running these these trails together, connecting the dots, merged memories of multiple runs into one bigger route, and familiar places seemed both well-worn and brand new.  


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LOCATION
Start:  46.175066, 6.871519
Town:  Champéry
Canton:  Valais
Country:  Switzerland

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Trail running in the Dents Blanches near Dent du Midi area above Champéry, Switzerland

Kirra Balmanno following a worn track through rocky fields leads the way up to Col des Ottans.

Climbing a steep trail section with chains and a ladder, Dent du Midi, Switzerland

The vertical rock wall looks impassable as you approach from the trail, but the corner is fitted with cables and ladders.

Trail running in the Dents Blanches near Dent du Midi area above Champéry, Switzerland

It's a long climb following cairns up to Pas au Taureau from Lac de la Vogealle. From the pass you start the descent back into Switzerland - steep and technical and fitted with chains for the down climb.

Trail running in the Dents Blanches near Dent du Midi area above Champéry, Switzerland

Only easy cruising below the Dents Blanches from Luibronne on the way back to Champéry.

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