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Mont Blanc

Listed under Mountains in Piedmont-Northeast, Italy.

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The highest mountain of the Alps, Mont Blanc is the birthplace of modern Alpinism. The route can be climbed in 2-3 days when you are acclimatised and though crowded in summer it is beautiful. Also the views from the mountain over the Alps are stunning.

Not very steep, but the snowy route up till 4810m/15,781ft high requires crampon experience and a fear of heights should be absent. Climbed all year, main season is summer. There are a few main routes, which can be climbed by most starting Alpinists when guided. You will need to acclimatize on smaller peaks, of which there are plenty in the area. Nights are spent in huts and many parts can be done with cable cars.

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Written by  Harry Kikstra.

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“Mt. Blanc Massif, France”

From Chamonix the Aguille du Midi cable car ride is the most spectacular in the world. In summer enjoy the unparalleled scenery; in winter ski the incredible Vallee Blanche, a 26 km trip down a glacier beneath the cathedral-like spires of the Aiguilles.… Read more...

Written by  Mike Lyvers.

“Excerpt from 'Full circle around Mont Blanc'”

By Alison Harvey for The Independent First published April 16, 2008 It was only as we arrived, giggling, into Switzerland after an advanced lesson in family bonding on the mountain crossing from Italy, that I realised we had finally cracked it. The T… Read more...

Written by press. Full article from The Independent

“Excerpt from 'Extreme Mont Blanc'”

By Brian Wimer for National Geographic Frankly, I hadn't expected much of a climb. Eighteenth-century women in hoop skirts reached the summit, as did an elderly astronomer who had himself toted up by sedan chair. Heck, an Italian sprinted from Chamonix… Read more...

Written by press. Full article from National Geographic

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