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==Understand==
 
==Understand==
Mont Blanc literally means ''White Mountain''.
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Mont Blanc literally means ''mount white''.
  
 
=== History ===
 
=== History ===
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=== Ascension on foot ===
 
=== Ascension on foot ===
  
Although climbing Mont Blanc is not technically very difficult, the altitude requires proper training and equipment. Every year, several thousand people do it and several accidents are caused by improper preparation. A mountain guide is necessary unless you already know the place (660 € for one or two persons).
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Although climbing Mont Blanc is not technically very difficult, the altitude requires proper training and equipment. Every year, several thousand people do it and several accidents are caused by improper preparation. A mountain guide is quite necessary unless you already know the place (660 € for one or two persons).
  
 
It can be done in July and August.
 
It can be done in July and August.
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Usually done from [[Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]] with a night in the '''Goûter refuge'''.
 
Usually done from [[Saint-Gervais-les-Bains]] with a night in the '''Goûter refuge'''.
  
=== Ascent by ski ===
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=== Ascension by ski ===
  
Climbing Mont Blanc by ski is reserved for highly trained skiers. It's mostly glacier skiing. It can be done from March to June, depending on the snow coverage. A mountain guide is necessary unless you already know the place.
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Climbing Mont Blanc by ski is reserved for highly trained skiers. It's mostly glacier skiing. It can be done from March to June, depending on the snow coverage. A mountain guide is quite necessary unless you already know the place.
  
 
Usually done from [[Chamonix]] with a night in the '''Grands Mulets refuge'''.
 
Usually done from [[Chamonix]] with a night in the '''Grands Mulets refuge'''.
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== Do ==
 
== Do ==
=== Ascent by cable car ===
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=== Ascension by tram ===
[[Image:Tram on mount blanc.JPG|thumb|Cable car on Mont Blanc]]
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[[Image:Tram on mount blanc.JPG|thumb|Tram on Mont Blanc]]
[[Image:View of chamonix.JPG|thumb|View of Chamonix from Aiguille de Midi]]
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[[Image:View of chamonix.JPG|thumb|View of Chamonix from Mont Blanc]]
 
Climbing Mont Blanc can be traversed by a series of trams from the Italian side to the French side. It is a beautiful experience offering the comfort of heated stops with restaurants and the option of getting out to hike over the glaciers. Bring warm clothes. The return trip can be made by a bus which travels through a tunnel under the mountain.
 
Climbing Mont Blanc can be traversed by a series of trams from the Italian side to the French side. It is a beautiful experience offering the comfort of heated stops with restaurants and the option of getting out to hike over the glaciers. Bring warm clothes. The return trip can be made by a bus which travels through a tunnel under the mountain.
  

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