Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc

Rising 4,808 meters (15,774 feet) above sea level, the Mont Blanc or Monte Bianco, both meaning “White Mountain”, is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Europe west of Russia’s Caucasus peaks. The Mont Blanc massif is popular for mountaineering, hiking, skiing, and snowboarding.

The first recorded ascent of Mont Blanc was on 8 August 1786 by Jacques Balmat and the doctor Michel Paccard.

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