Dents Blanches

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Dents Blanches

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Les Dents Blanches vues du Lac de la Vogealle
Highest point
Elevation 2,759 m (9,052 ft)
Prominence 364 m (1,194 ft) [1]
Parent peak Dents du Midi
Coordinates 46°07′55.2″N6°50′30.6″E / 46.132000°N 6.841833°E / 46.132000; 6.841833 Coordinates: 46°07′55.2″N6°50′30.6″E / 46.132000°N 6.841833°E / 46.132000; 6.841833
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Dents Blanches
Location in the Alps
Location Valais, Switzerland
Haute-Savoie, France
Parent range Chablais Alps

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