The Mont Blanc - The 8th Wonder of the World - the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe at a height of 4810m
The Italian part of the Mont Blanc massif, Mont Blanc de Courmayeur / Monte Bianco di Courmayeur is on the south-east shoulder of the Mont Blanc and is the second highest peak in the Alps and reaches a height of 4,748m. Courmayeur has fantastic views of the Monte Bianco. It is possible to cross the entire Mont Blanc massif by using the network of cable cars between Courmayeur - Aosta Valley and Chamonix.
The French side of the Mont Blanc / Mt. Blanc / Monte Bianco is the highest mountain in the Alps and in Western Europe at a height of 4810m. The first ascent was made from Chamonix on the 8th of August 1786, by a local crystal hunter, Jacques Balmat, and a local doctor, Michel Gabriel Paccard. The pair claimed one of the most sought after prizes in mountaineering history and received the money that had been offered by Horace Benedict de Saussure in 1760.