Elevation

15,782 ft / 4,810 m

#1 in Rhône-Alpes

#1 in France

Prominence

15,410 ft / 4,697 m

#1 in Rhône-Alpes

#1 in France

Summits

83 summits

#1 in Rhône-Alpes

#1 in France

Top climbing months

August   26%

July   25%

June   20%

Most climbed route

Normal route

11.3 km • 1,146 m gain

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.
26 summits • 11.3 km • 1,146 m gain • 38 hr 21 min
5 summits • 30.5 km • 1,494 m gain • 40 hr 56 min
1 summit • 15.9 km • 1,769 m gain • 16 hr 50 min

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