Tête Blanche

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Tête Blanche
View from the summit over the Matterhorn (left) and Dent d'Hérens (right)
Highest point
Elevation3,710 m (12,170 ft)
Prominence153 m (502 ft) [1]
Parent peakDent d'Hérens
Coordinates45°59′14.7″N 7°34′29.5″E / 45.987417°N 7.574861°E / 45.987417; 7.574861Coordinates: 45°59′14.7″N 7°34′29.5″E / 45.987417°N 7.574861°E / 45.987417; 7.574861
Tête Blanche is located in Alps
Tête Blanche
Tête Blanche
Location in the Alps
LocationValais, Switzerland
Aosta Valley, Italy
Parent rangePennine Alps

Tête Blanche (lit. White Head, from French) is a mountain of the Pennine Alps on the Swiss-Italian border. Its summit (3,710 metres) is the tripoint between the valleys of Hérens, Mattertal (both in Valais) and Valpelline (in the Aosta Valley).

Tête Blanche is generally the high point of the Haute route between Chamonix and Zermatt and the annually race Patrouille des Glaciers. Tête Blanche lies within a few kilometres of the Matterhorn and Dent d'Hérens on the east.


  1. ^ Retrieved from the Swisstopo topographic maps. The key col is the Col de Valpelline (3,557 m).

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