• Day148

    Climbing Mont Blanc

    September 26, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 10 °C

    During non-skiing season, people flock here for hiking, paragliding (of which we saw many), and mountain climbing. We saw a great statue of the two first climbers, Paccard (a doctor) and his guide Balmot, 1786. One of the town's buildings has a mural of people who've been involved in climbing Mont Blanc, setting records along the way. The waitress in the top window of the mural was the first woman to climb Mont Blanc, in 1808. The second woman was in 1838.

    We went to the Alpine Museum to learn more, and got to see some beautiful gemstones and crystals too!
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