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The summit
Highest point
Elevation 3,336 m (10,945 ft)
Prominence 227 m (745 ft) [1]
Parent peak La Ruinette
Coordinates 46°03′36″N 7°21′15″E / 46.06000°N 7.35417°E / 46.06000; 7.35417Coordinates: 46°03′36″N 7°21′15″E / 46.06000°N 7.35417°E / 46.06000; 7.35417
Rosablanche is located in Switzerland
Location in Switzerland
Location Valais, Switzerland
Parent range Pennine Alps

The Rosablanche is a mountain of the Swiss Pennine Alps, overlooking the Lac des Dix in the canton of Valais. It lies on the range between the valleys of Bagnes (west) and Hérémence (east), north of Le Pleureur.

Climbing routes[edit]

The normal routes from the north side are from Barage de la Grande Dixence (Dix lake) in Val d’ Heremence, and from Siviez in Val de Nendaz, with the car access in both cases. From the Siviez side there is bus service as well. These are non-technical but very attractive glacier routes. There are some crevasses, so you will need crampons and other stuff for glacier tours. For both directions plan around 5 hours to get to the summit.

The route from the south starts in the Fionnay valley (Val de Bagnes) and it is snow-free in summer time.

The huts[edit]

There are several huts around and you can use them as your start points. From the Fionnay side there is Cabane de Louvie in Val de Bagnes. From the north-east side you have Cabane de Prafleuri at 2624 m above the sea level, Cabane de Ecoulaies at 2575 m, and Ref. de la Barmaz at 2458 m. From the Siviez side you have Ref. de St. Laurent at 2485 m.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col de Sovereu (3,109 m).

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