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Mont Blanc

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Mont Blanc

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At 4807 m, it is the highest summit of Europe in the French Alps, near the town of Chamonix.

History

The Mont-Blanc was first climbed by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel Paccard in 1786, and the next year by H.-B. de Saussure.

Ascension by foot

Although climbing the Mont-Blanc is not technically very difficult, the altitude requires proper training and equipment. A mountain guide is quite necessary unless you already know the place.

Usually done from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains with a night in the Goûter refuge.

Ascension by ski

Climbing the Mont-Blanc by ski is reserved for highly trained skiers. It's mostly glacier skiing. It can be done from March to June, depending of the snow falled during the winter. A mountain guide is quite necessary unless you already know the place.

Usually done from Chamonix with a night in the Grands Mulets refuge.

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