Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc (or Monte Bianco in Italian) is the monarch of the Alps and a classic symbol of mountaineering. The white-domed Mont Blanc Massif towers over the Aosta Valley, Italy and the Haute-Savoie, France, ranking 11th in the world in topographic prominence. The two most famous towns near Mont Blanc are Chamonix, France and Courmayeur, Italy. The summit is on the French-Italian border and both countries claim it as their highest peak. The summit of Mont Blanc is a thick, perennial ice and snow dome whose thickness varies, so no exact and permanent summit elevation can be determined. The Mont Blanc Massif is a popular mountaineering, hiking, and skiing playground. There are several classic climbing routes to the summit. The most popular route is the Voie des Cristalliers through the Goûter Corridor, considered dangerous because of frequent rock-falls, leading to Goûter cabin for night shelter. The next day the route leads to the Dôme du Goûter and L'arrête des Bosses. A less popular but more technical route is La Voie des 3 Monts, which starts from the Cosmiques Hut and ascends Mont Blanc du Tacul and Mont Maudit before a final ascent to the summit. The Grand Mulets route is frequently traversed in winter by ski and poses some icefall danger. The view from the summit of Mont Blanc on a clear day of all of the principal peaks of the Alps lying below is not one easily forgotten.

Mont Blanc SUMMIT LOG peakery first ascent by scott

59 members report climbing or hiking to the summit, most recently on Aug 8, 2016. Below are trip reports and shared pictures from their climbs. Based on the summit log, the most popular climbing routes and hiking trails to the summit are Normal route, La Voie des 3 Monts and Via Bosson Glacier.

Others who’ve summited Mont Blanc

  • hauteroute
  • cirilo21
  • radson
  • ReneHakkert
  • ZMoutaineer
  • fred
  • ragnew
  • vitalyanisimov
  • daviescott
  • utaphilipp
  • alawanderlust
  • Soutemen
  • Flyhigh
  • Apoutsiak
  • PaulTheLakes
  • Kalidor

Routes Used trails & approaches

67% Normal route

10% La Voie des 3 Monts

5% Via Bosson Glacier

5% Voie Des Cristalliers

4% Grand Mulets

2% Voie Italienne (Gonella)

1% Brenva face "Major" route.

1% arête du Brouillard

Comments

  • scott scott
    commented on Nov 17, 2011
    Incredible 3D video flyovers of Mont Blanc. Use your mouse to move camera. http://www.tribute-to-the-mont-blanc.com/#/mountain/symbol
  • neilsheward neilsheward
    commented on Mar 24, 2012
    Climbed it 22nd September 2011 immediately after the first snow of the season. Vey good weather.

SNAPSHOTedit info

Alternate Names

Monte Bianco

Elevation

15,782 ft / 4,810 m

Prominence

15,404 ft / 4,695 m

Height Rank Range

Graian Alps

Location

Aosta Valley, Italy / Rhône-Alpes, France

Summited by

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  • scott
  • hauteroute
  • Krzychu
  • cirilo21
  • radson
  • ReneHakkert
  • ZMoutaineer
  • Skyliner
  • fred
  • tonyup
  • sylvainh
  • andrewdenton

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