Dent de Morcles

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Dent de Morcles
Dent de Morcles S.jpg
South-west face
Highest point
Elevation 2,969 m (9,741 ft)
Prominence 465 m (1,526 ft) [1]
Isolation 5.6 km (3.5 mi) [2]
Parent peak Grand Muveran
Coordinates 46°11′56″N 7°04′33″E / 46.19889°N 7.07583°E / 46.19889; 7.07583Coordinates: 46°11′56″N 7°04′33″E / 46.19889°N 7.07583°E / 46.19889; 7.07583
Geography
Dent de Morcles is located in Switzerland
Dent de Morcles
Dent de Morcles
Location in Switzerland
Location Vaud/Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Bernese Alps

The Dent de Morcles is a 2,969 metres high mountain located at western end of the Bernese Alps, overlooking the Rhone between Martigny and St. Maurice. It is the westernmost summit of the Muverans massif, which in turn is the westernmost of the four distinct mountain massifs of the Bernese Alps that lie west of the Gemmi Pass. Its position at the end of this chain of mountains and the abrupt drop to the wide valley of the Rhone river below make the Dent de Morcles prominently visible from many points in Lausanne and other populated areas on the north and northeastern shores of Lake Geneva.

The summit is sometimes distinguished by the name Grande Dent de Morcles, the Petite Dent de Morcles being a lower summit (2,929 m) on the north-west side. Both summits are located on the border between Valais and Vaud.

On the northern slopes lies the small Glacier des Martinets. The Lac de Fully is located on the south side.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Tour d'Aufalle (2,504 m).
  2. ^ Retrieved from Google Earth. The nearest point of higher elevation is southwest of the Grand Muveran.

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