Les Dents Blanches vues du Lac de la Vogealle
|Elevation||2,759 m (9,052 ft)|
|Prominence||364 m (1,194 ft)|
|Parent peak||Dents du Midi|
|Location|| Valais, Switzerland |
|Parent range||Chablais Alps|
The Dents Blanches (from French, lit. White Teeth) is a mountain in the Chablais Alps on the Swiss-French border. It is composed of several summits of which the Dent de Barme is the highest.
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