Explore the fantastic Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc JR Guillaumin/Flickr

Mont Blanc ©JR Guillaumin/Flickr

Located on the border of Italy and France, the famous mountain, Mont Blanc is the highest mountain of the Alps. It lies in the range called the Graian Alps. “The White Lady” of the Alps is extremely popular among climbers, mountaineers, skiers, hikers and snowboarders. Mont Blanc is surrounded by three towns of which two lie on the territory of France: Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Chamonix. Since 1957, the Mont Blanc Tunnel has been running beneath the mountain between Italy and France. It is considered an important trans-Alpine route. In case you would also like to explore the fantastic Mont Blanc, I suggest you to read this guide before traveling.

About Mont Blanc

As I already mentioned it, the famous mountain, Mont Blanc is extremely popular among tourists from all around the world. It is considered one of the most popular tourist destinations of the entire world. I am sure that you’ve already heard several times about this mountain. Let me give you some further information relating to Mont Blanc.

The mountain, as I mentioned it, lies on the border of Italy and France, in the mountain range named the Graian Alps. This range is situated between the regions of Haute-Savoie of France the Aosta Valley of Italy. The Mont Blanc massif is an extremely famous spot for hiking, mountaineering, skiing and snowboarding. If you are an adept of mountains or any of the previously mentioned sports, I suggest you to choose the fantastic Mont Blanc as your next travel destination.

Mont Blanc JR Guillaumin/Flickr

Mont Blanc ©JR Guillaumin/Flickr

Climbing routes

There are several climbing routes to the summit. Which one to choose, depends on your starting point. The most popular route of the Mont Blanc is the Voie Des Cristalliers which is also named the Voie Royale. Starting from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, you can follow this route to the summit. Another itinerary leads through the Grand Mulets.

This route is usually traversed during summer months to descend to Chamonix and during winter months by ski. La Traversée also named La Voie des 3 Monts is another popular climbing route which starts from Chamonix. The first day takes towards the Col du Midi, while the second one takes through the Mont Blanc du Tacul.

Chamonix Nouhailler/Flickr

Chamonix ©Nouhailler/Flickr

Outdoor activities

Besides climbing, there are several other activities which can be practiced here. In summer months the mountain attracts walkers, especially from France, but not only. Climbing and mountaineering are the most popular outdoor activities here. Among the winter activities on the Mont Blanc are skiing and snowboarding. There are several ranges of difficulty, ranging from easy beginner slopes to extreme off-piste slopes.

Mont Blanc summit mer de glace/Flickr

Mont Blanc ©summit mer de glace/Flickr

 

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