Images of Mont Blanc
This is a must of all mountain enthusiasts: to climb the tallest Peak in the Alps, where the noble sport of alpinism was born in the late XVIII century.
We owe the invention of alpinism to Bénédict de Saussure, who, in 1760, offered a reward to whoever was able to find a route to the summit of the Mont Blanc. During the following 26 years, several expeditions failed, until, finally, on August 8th 1786, Michel Paccard and Jacques Balmat reached the top of Monte Bianco. Saussure himself will stand on top of Mont Blanc only a year later.