Elevation

15,782 ft / 4,810 m

Prominence

15,404 ft / 4,695 m

Range

Graian Alps

Summits

61 summits

Top climbing months

August   22%

July   22%

June   19%

Most climbed route

Normal route

Highlights
  • 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 Gožter Corridor, considered dangerous because of frequent rock-falls, leading to Gožter cabin for night shelter. The next day the route leads to the D™me du Gožter, and L'arrte 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.
  • Naother route, the Grand Mulets route, is frequently traversed in winter by ski and poses some icefall danger.
  • The famous view from the summit of Mont Blanc looking down at all of the major peaks in the Alps is not easily forgotten.
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