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Mountain Name(s): Mont Blanc, Blanka Monto, Blianc Mont, Hvítfjall, Menez Gwenn, Monblan, Monblanas, Monblāns, Mont Bianch, Mont Blanc, Mont Blank, Monte Bianco, Monte Branco, Monto Blanka, Munti Jancu, Rupes Alba, Λευκό Όρος, Гара Манблан, Монблан, Մոնբլան, מאן בלאנק, מון בלאן, ماؤنٹ بلانک, مون بلان, مون بلون, مونٹ بلانک, मोन्ट ब्लाङ्क, মোঁ ব্লঁ, மோண்ட் பிளாங்க், ยอดเขามงบล็อง, მონბლანი, ሞን ብላን, ម៉ុង ប្លុង, モンブラン, 勃朗峰, 白朗峰, 몽블랑 산, Montblank... More     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 4810 m / 15780.8 ft     Snow line: 2900 m / 9514 ft
Summit(s): Mont Blanc de Courmayeur (4 748 m /15 577 feet)
Main Summit (4 810 m /15 781 feet)
    Prominence: 4 697 m/15 410 ft
Location: France(Rhône-Alpes); Italy(Aosta Valley);     Isolation: 2 812 km/1 746 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 45°49'57.293''N
6°51'53.799''E
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    Climbing Season(s): 01 Jun - 15 Sep;
Parent Range: Graian Alps     Nearest Airport(s): Geneva International Airport (GVA);
Range: Mont Blanc Massif     Convenience Center(s): Chamonix-Mont-Blanc;
First Ascent: 8/8/1786 Michel Paccard (France), Jacques Balmat (France)... More     National Park(s): Please update

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Every year, the summit of Mount Mont Blanc becomes the ultimate objective for mountaineers from all over the world, all striving to stand on the top of Europe and look down at all of the major summits of the Alps. Climbers usually choose one of the two most popular routes to climb Mont Blanc from Chamonix. While not technically challenging, ascending Mont Blanc requires a high level of physical fitness and experience using crampons and an ice axe.

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As the highest peak of the Alps and Western Europe, Mount Mont Blanc perhaps is the most famed ascent in Alps, and considered the birthplace of mountaineering. Mont Blanc is placed on 11th position in the world in topographic prominence and named after its white snow-covered glaciers. Nowadays the summit is ascended by an average of 20,000 mountaineers each year. It could be considered an easy, yet arduous, ascent for someone who is well-trained and acclimatized to the altitude. Most of ascents are made during the summer season from the French side where routes are well known and have lots of lodges. While the routes from Italian side from Valle d'Aosta are not as well known and popular. Ascent of Mont Blanc is not technically complicated, but nevertheless it can not be called easy - good physical condition and endurance are required.... Read more

Location Edit

Located in Western Alps on the border of France (Haute-Savoie)

and Italy (Aosta Valley). At the western foot of Mont Blanc, on

the French sidethere is a ski resort of Chamonix. The south, on

the Italian side - Courmayeur.

Getting there Edit

Mount Mont Blanc can be reached either from Chamonix in the Savoy valley in France or from Courmayeur in the Val d'Aosta in Italy.

Europe, France: Rhône-Alpes

  • Mont Blanc
  • Mountaineering - 8 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 15 Sep
  • Challenging 
  • 8 people climbed it

Europe, Italy: Aosta Valley

  • Mont Blanc
  • Mountaineering - 8 Day(s)
  • 1 Jun - 15 Sep
  • Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it

Europe, Switzerland: Valais, France: Rhône-Alpes

  • Mont Blanc, Matterhorn...
  • Hiking - 13 Day(s)
  • 1 Jul - 30 Sep
  • Moderate/ Challenging 
  • 0 people climbed it
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DID YOU KNOW (3) Edit Add

• The first Winter Olympic Games were held in 1924 in Chamonix, a town at the foot of the Mount Mont Blanc. This mountain is also regarded by many as the birthplace of modern mountaineering.

 

• The Mount Mont Blanc tunnel, which links France and Italy, travels directly underneath the mountain. The tunnel is 7 miles long and took 8 years to build.

 

• Over 20,000 climbers reach Mount Mont Blanc’s summit every year.

 

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