Dent du Midi Traverse: Montreux to Chamonix

The Dent du Midi Traverse

Montreux to Chamonix
2007

View toward the Tour Salliere

 

The Dent du Midi Traverse starts at Montreux and runs along the shore of the Lake Geneva to the Rhone River, where it then turns east and follows the Rhone to Monthey, before heading south into the mountains to Champery. From Champery the route climbs up into and then across the central part Dent du Midi to the valley of Chamonix. The route is one of the most diverse and underestimated hikes I have undertaken in my hiking and climbing experience in the Alps. It covers about 55 miles and crosses 3 mountain passes gaining and losing over 10,000 vertical feet before reaching its destination in Chamonix. It then connects with the famous Haute Route which connects Chamonix with Zermatt.

Map showing the Alpine Pass Route from Sargans to Montreux and the 2007 route from Montreux to Chamonix

Map showing the Alpine Pass Route from Sargans to Montreux and the 2007 route from Montreux to Chamonix

 



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