La Dent d'Hérens is a very beautiful and wild mountain that rises in the Pennine Alps. Its proximity to the "Gran Becca" (Matterhorn) often stole some "visibility" to this peak that offers really interesting mountaineering challanges.

The ascent to the summit of Dent d'Hérens features a very beautiful and exciting itinerary on mixed terrain. Its final part on the Tiefenmatten ridge is very aerial and it provides marvelous views on the west side of Matterhorn and on several 4000s of this area.

  • La Dent d'Hérens
  • 2 days
  • Medium difficulty
  • Presence of nearby refreshment point
  • Maximum number of participants
  • Suitable for adults only

Dent d'Hérens climbing trip

Day one
From the Place Moulin dam, at an elevation of 1950 meters, a nice little street skirts the lake and it goes up to the alpine pastures of Prarayer. The path keeps going through the trail. The mountaineers will go through the wide and evocative plains until the seracs of Tsa de Tsan Glacier and, passing some equipped steps, they will reach Rifugio Aosta, at an elevation of 2788 meters. Dinner and overnight stay.

Day two
From the rifugio the itinerary goes down through the steep slopes that lead to Grandes Murailles Glacier. Passing a wide area crossed by some crevasses and climbing an equipped couloir, it reaches the Colle Tiefenmatten (3574 meters) where begin the Tiefenmatten ridge. The spectacular aerial ridge, then, leads to the summit of La Dent d'Hérens ((4179 meters) with third degree passages. The descent it takes place through the climb route.

Excellent athletic preparation and experience on mixed terrain is required to climb Dent d'Hérens.

Mountain guide price for Dent d'Hérens climbing trip

€ 1300 - 1 person

The price not includes:

  • Equipment
  • Overnight stay, dinner and breakfast (1 night)
  • Transfers

Where to meet your mountain guide

  • Meeting point On the day of your excursion, meet your guide at:
    Municipality of Bionaz
    Località Plan de Veyne, 1
    11010 Bionaz - AO
  • Meeting time to be defined
  • Geographic coordinates 45°52'25.6"N 7°25'25.3"E

What to bring

  • Crampons
  • Mountaineering ax
  • Climbing helmet
  • Climbing harness
  • Descender
  • Carabiners
  • Mountain boots
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Technical apparel
  • Change of clothing
  • Backpack

What you need to know

  • Equipment Remember to bring the minimum required equipment for the activity. If you do not own the equipment let us know, we will provide it for you, if available or for hire.
  • Reservation The reservation for this experience is individual, with a dedicated mountain guide. It may be reserved for a number of participants no greater than the maximum number allowed.
  • Excursion price The price shown is for the excursion with the dedicated mountain guide and possible transfer using the guide's private vehicle. It is valid for individual reservations for a number of participants that does not exceed the maximum number allowed.
  • Safety The mountain guide may cancel or suspend the excursion or change the itinerary if minimum safety conditions are not guaranteed. Please view the terms.
  • Rigid terms of cancellation The terms of cancellation and change for this experience are rigid. Please view the terms.

How to reserve your mountain guide

To reserve a IFMGA-UIAGM Certified Mountain Guides for climbing La Dent d'Hérens, Tiefenmatten Ridge, you must send a request that provides and specifies your contact information, the number of participants and the date/period in which you wish to take the mountaineering ascent to La Dent d'Hérens.
We will respond immediately to confirm the availability of the guide, the deadline, if any, to confirm the option for the reservation, methods of payment, characteristics and organization of the crossing of the Dent d'Hérens climbing trip.
Once the reservation is confirmed, we will send you the receipt and the presentation voucher with the details of the service, the name of the mountain guide or the mountaineering school, and all the contact information.