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Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

The roof of Europe, the third most visited natural site in the world, continues to attract millions of visitors and thousands of climbers every year.
ALTITUDE
Official altitude in 2021: 4807 meters

GEOGRAPHY
The Mont Blanc rises in the heart of the Mont Blanc massif and is the highest point of the Alps. It is also the highest peak in Western Europe, which gives it the nickname of the Roof of Europe. It is located between France and Italy, south of Chamonix and northwest of Courmayeur.

HISTORY
1786, August 8th : FIRST ascent
By Michel Gabriel Paccard and Jacques Balmat. Departure around 4 am from a bivouac at the top of the Côte mountain. At 6:23 pm, Paccard and Balmat are observed reaching the summit which he abandons at 7 pm. Return to the bivouac of the morning before Midnight. One agrees to admit that this ascent marks the birth of the mountaineering.

THE ASCENT OF THE MONT BLANC
To conquer the Mont Blanc remains a dream shared by many amateur or passionate climbers. This dream is accessible as long as you don't underestimate the apparently easy sides of this legendary mountain.
It is necessary to give back to the ascent of this summit its true value as an act of mountaineering and to redefine its different aspects: high altitude, physical commitment, indispensable technical skills, preparation,...
So that this ascent remains one of your most beautiful memories, call upon a high mountain guide.

Technical information

74400 Chamonix-Mont-Blanc
Lat : 45.83248Lng : 6.863934
4808 m
57 d

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Office de Tourisme de la Vallée de Chamonix-Mont-Blanc - 10/10/2022
www.chamonix.com
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Fax : 04 50 53 27 74

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