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A magical escape in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. The Dent de Broc peaks at 1829 meters east of Gruyères, in the Fribourg Pre-Alps. In this magnificent black-and-white photograph, several planes follow one another, adding depth to the picture. In the background, the Dents Vertes, the Dent de Vounetse and the Pointe sur le Roc stand out behind the Dent de Broc. Sculpting the horizon, the Pointe de Balachaux rises to the left, while the Chörblispitz, Schopfenspitz, Vanil d'Arpille and Vanils des Raveires rise to the right. The lower-altitude Dent de Broc seems to dominate the surrounding mountains. A small Matterhorn in the Fribourg Pre-Alps, it is the pride of the region.

The mid-range mountains are a treasure trove. Versatile, it can be explored in a multitude of ways. From relatively accessible hiking trails to the most challenging climbing routes. The famous mountaineer Erhard Loretan first came to prominence with his ascent of the Dent de Broc. A native of the region, he was the 3rd man to successfully climb all summits peaks above 8,000 metres without oxygen. Training at medium altitude is an excellent way to get to know the mountains better. Improve your technique, develop your skills and then set off to meet the challenges of the high mountains. And why not, one day, reach the roof of the world.

In creating this portrait of the Dent de Broc, I wanted to highlight its incredible verticality. I waited a long time to immortalize it in this way. To be present during those few days of the year when the snow clings to the trees. Offering a fabulous face to the landscape, far from the monumental glaciers and craggy peaks. Being present as the storm clears away to make way for the flow of mist that endows photography with a celestial dimension. As a high-mountain specialist, it's sometimes difficult for me to capture the contrasts that take over the landscape at lower altitudes. I'm delighted to have succeeded in conveying this feeling of immensity through this work. I'm delighted to present you with this iconic photograph of the Dent de Broc, which takes our hearts away through a wild, splendid and masterful landscape.

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A magical escape in the canton of Fribourg, Switzerland. The Dent de Broc peaks at 1829 meters east of Gruyères, in the Fribourg Pre-Alps. In this magnificent black-and-white photograph, several planes follow one another, adding depth to the picture. In the background, the Dents Vertes, the Dent de Vounetse and the Pointe sur le Roc stand out behind the Dent de Broc. Sculpting the horizon, the Pointe de Balachaux rises to the left, while the Chörblispitz, Schopfenspitz, Vanil d'Arpille and Vanils des Raveires rise to the right. The lower-altitude Dent de Broc seems to dominate the surrounding mountains. A small Matterhorn in the Fribourg Pre-Alps, it is the pride of the region.

The mid-range mountains are a treasure trove. Versatile, it can be explored in a multitude of ways. From relatively accessible hiking trails to the most challenging climbing routes. The famous mountaineer Erhard Loretan first came to prominence with his ascent of the Dent de Broc. A native of the region, he was the 3rd man to successfully climb all summits peaks above 8,000 metres without oxygen. Training at medium altitude is an excellent way to get to know the mountains better. Improve your technique, develop your skills and then set off to meet the challenges of the high mountains. And why not, one day, reach the roof of the world.

In creating this portrait of the Dent de Broc, I wanted to highlight its incredible verticality. I waited a long time to immortalize it in this way. To be present during those few days of the year when the snow clings to the trees. Offering a fabulous face to the landscape, far from the monumental glaciers and craggy peaks. Being present as the storm clears away to make way for the flow of mist that endows photography with a celestial dimension. As a high-mountain specialist, it's sometimes difficult for me to capture the contrasts that take over the landscape at lower altitudes. I'm delighted to have succeeded in conveying this feeling of immensity through this work. I'm delighted to present you with this iconic photograph of the Dent de Broc, which takes our hearts away through a wild, splendid and masterful landscape.

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