Never measure the height of a mountain until you have reached the top. Then you will see how low it was.- Dag Hammarskjold
- It is the highest mountain of Alps.
- It is the highest peak in Europe.
- It rises 4,807 m (15,771 ft) above sea level and is ranked 11th in the world in topographic prominence.
- Date: 8th August 1786
- Name of the person: Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard
- First woman: The first woman to reach the summit was Marie Paradis in 1808.
- First Animal: “Tschingel”, A Dog.
- Now the summit is ascended by an average 20,000 mountaineer-tourists each year.
The summit of Mont Blanc is thick and full of ice, that is why its thickness varies. It has been measured umpteenth times. The latest one is in year 2009, at 4,807.45 m (15,772 ft).
There are myriad of Routes Aavailable. Some of them are:
- Voie Des Cristalliers, also known as the Voie Royale.
- La Voie des 3 Montsis also known as La Traversée.
- The historic itinerary.The normal Italian itinerary is also known as La route des Aiguilles Grises
- The Miage — Bionnassay — Mont Blanc crossing.