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  Mont Blanc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mont Blanc (French for white mountain) or Monte Bianco (Italian, same meaning) also known as "La Dame Blanche" (French, the white lady), in the Alps, is the highest mountain in Western Europe.
Begun in 1957 and completed in 1965, the 11.6 km (7¼ mile) Mont Blanc Tunnel runs beneath the mountain between these two cities and is one of the major trans-Alpine transport routes.
In 1891, Pierre Janssen, a scientific academic, envisaged the construction of an observatory at the summit of Mont Blanc.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mont_Blanc   (2070 words)

  
 SummitPost - Mont Blanc -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Mont Blanc has traditionally been considered to be 4807 m high, but GPS-based measurements made in 2001 and 2003 show differences of a few meters from year to year, because of fluctuations in the thickness of the glacier that covers the peak to a depth of up to 23 m.
Mont Blanc was first climbed was on August 8, 1786 by Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard; the first woman to reach the summit, in 1808, was Marie Paradis.
Mont Blanc is reached either from Chamonix in the Savoy valley in France or from Courmayeur in the Val d'Aosta in Italy.
www.summitpost.org /mountain/rock/150245/mont-blanc.html   (3798 words)

  
 SummitPost - Mont Blanc GROUP -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering
Although Mont Blanc is not the highest mountain of Europe (the highest mountain of Europe is Elbrus in Kaukasus), it does not diminish the immense fame of the Mont Blanc Massif and its main summit.
The Mont Blanc Massif is surrounded by some big valleys: The valley of the Arve in the Northwest, the Val Montjoie in the West, the Val Veni and the italian Val Ferret in the South and Southeast, and the swiss Val Ferret in the East.
The Mont Blanc Massif is the most superb area of the Alps, not only because of its highest summit, but also especially because of its wilderness, the big rock- and ice-faces which fall down steeply.
www.summitpost.org /area/range/150797/mont-blanc-group.html   (3382 words)

  
 Mont Blanc - Wikitravel
At 4807 m, Mont Blanc is the highest summit of Western Europe in the French Alps, near the town of Chamonix.
Mont Blanc was first climbed by Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel Paccard in 1786, and the next year by H.-B. de Saussure.
Although climbing Mont Blanc is not technically very difficult, the altitude requires proper training and equipment.
wikitravel.org /en/Mont-Blanc   (298 words)

  
 Pardoes MontBlanc Page
While it is true that in a typical season up to 100 climbers may be reported as having died on Mont Blanc, the figures quoted often refer to the massif as a whole, and this should also be seen in the context of literally thousands of attempted ascents each season.
Nevertheless, Mont Blanc is indeed a killer, and deserves the full respect of the mountaineer, as well as appropriate training, acclimatization and fitness, if a safe and enjoyable tour is to be achieved.
The Tramway du Mont Blanc, or TMB (not to be confused with the Tour du Mont Blanc, a rugged 200-km pedestrian circuit of the massif) provides an obvious saving of effort in the ascent by the Normal Route.
www.pardoes.com /climbing/blanc.htm   (2790 words)

  
 Mont Blanc - Peakware World Mountain Encyclcopedia
Mont Blanc from the southeast (La Plagne), December 1998.
The summit of Mont Blanc is a glistening white dome that fills the sky.
The length and altitude of the ascent, however, coupled with the frequent instability of the weather, make Mont Blanc a very serious ascent, and over 1000 people have died on the mountain, largely because they failed to respect it, and failed to appreciate their own limitations.
www.peakware.com /peaks.html?pk=184   (197 words)

  
 Ski Quebec Laurentides Ski Resort Mont Tremblant Hotel Condominiums Spa
Mont Blanc has a wide variety of rooms and packages including complete hotel resort packages with meals, traditional condominiums, and our new ski-in ski-out luxury mountainside Village Mont Blanc ski condominiums..
Mont Blanc est une des plus hautes montagnes dans les Laurentides, 5 remontées mécaniques, un choix de 40 pistes, 36 chambres d'hôtel et 40 condominiums, Mont Blanc est la montagne familiale par excellence.
With one of the Mont Tremblant ski region's highest verticals, 5 chairlifts, a choice of 40 trails, 36 rooms and 40 condominiums, Mont Blanc is a family friendly ski hill with much more.
www.skimontblanc.com   (503 words)

  
 Mont Blanc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mont Blanc in the French Alps is the highest mountain in western Europe.
Hiking / climbing to Mont Blanc using the "easiest" summer route is normally a two-day project.
You get a view of snow-covered mountain ranges and deep abysses in all directions, spanning three countries (Italy and Switzerland in addition to France), an experience so spectacular that it is difficult to imagine for people who haven't been at places like this, a feeling of being intensely alive.
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 Mont Blanc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in western Europe at at 15,771 feet.
It is on the boarder between between Italy and France and is called Monte Bianco in Italy.
While living in nearby Geneva, Mont Blanc was visible on a clear day.
www.alanarnette.com /alan/montblanc.htm   (734 words)

  
 CNN.com - Protest blocks Mont Blanc tunnel - June 25, 2002
The resumption of heavy lorry traffic through the Alpine passage was designed to be the final phase of its gradual reopening to vehicles.
Several thousand environmental protesters opposed to the reopening of the Mont Blanc tunnel to heavy trucks blocked all traffic on the French side.
That it should have been Belgian television that organised this is degrading," said Georges Unia, president of the Association for the Respect of the Mont Blanc Area.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/europe/06/25/france.blanc/index.html   (540 words)

  
 Mont Blanc Tunnel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Mont Blanc Tunnel is a road tunnel in the Alps between France and Italy, near the Mont Blanc mountain.
Begun in 1957 and completed in 1965, the 11.6 kilometer (7.25 mile) long, 8.6 meter (28.2 ft) wide Mont Blanc Tunnel runs beneath the mountain between these two cities.
It is one of the major trans-Alpine transport routes particularly for Italy which relies on the tunnel for transporting as much as one-third of its freight to northern Europe.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mont_Blanc_Tunnel   (1291 words)

  
 Mont Blanc Pens / Montblanc Pens
On the other hand, Mont blanc is the brand that many pen enthusiasts love to hate.
Mont blanc Meisterstück products have their origins in the centuries-old tradition of European craftsmanship.
In Europe, the Meisterstück, or masterpiece, is the final and most difficult challenge a young craftsman faces, the task which decides his future, and brings to an end the long hard years as an apprentice.
www.montblanc-pens.com   (443 words)

  
 Interactive Tour of Mont Blanc
The first obsticle to overcome is the heavily crevassed flank on Mt Blanc du Tacul Mont Blanc.
The unmistakeble snow cone of the summit of Mt Blanc.
A useful helping hand on the way up and a saviour on the way down, the Tramway du Mont Blanc winds its way up the side of the Bionnassay Glacier to the Nid d'Aigle (The Eagles Nest) at 2372m.
www.montblancguides.com /mbinter.htm   (424 words)

  
 Chalet Chamonix Luxury Catered holidays Mont Blanc Lodge snowboard and ski accommodation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mont Blanc Lodge, Luxury Chalet holidays in the centre of Chamonix Mont Blanc, France.
The original Mont Blanc Lodge, right in the centre of Chamonix town, fully catered luxury chalet, double / twin bedrooms all with private en-suite bathrooms, internet access in all rooms, Sauna and so much more.
Mont Blanc Lodge is situated right in the centre of Chamonix in the quiet park behind the Chamonix Casino.
www.montblanclodge.com   (433 words)

  
 Mont-Blanc pictures - Mountain Adventure stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
A 1400 meter high face, it is bordered on the left by the Aiguille Noire and Aiguille Blanche de Peuterey (which form the begining of the Peutery ridge), and on the right by Mont Maudit.
Pionneered in the XIX century, this was the first major route climbed on the steep Italian side of Mt Blanc.
The Red Sentinel is part of a trio of routes, all established by Graham Browne in the 30s, which travel right in the heart of the face.
www.terragalleria.com /mountain/mountain.mont-blanc.html   (821 words)

  
 Mont Blanc by P.B. Shelley, 1817
The symbol of this Power is the river Arve (lines 16-17), which has its "secret throne" at the summit of Mont Blanc the highest peak in Europe, and beyond human access.
He postulates, only that "the power is there," at the inaccessible peak of Mont Blanc (lines 127 ff.), but it is "remote.
In writing Mont Blanc Shelley probably remembered also Coleridge's Hymn before Sun_rise, in the Vale of Chamouni.
www.mtholyoke.edu /courses/rschwart/hist256/alps/mont_blanc.htm   (1118 words)

  
 Climb Mont Blanc with a Mountain Guide from the Chamonix based Mont Blanc specialists
If you want to climb Mont Blanc, you have come to the right place.
Welcome to Mont Blanc Guides, a mountain guide organisation specializing in Chamonix and the Mont Blanc region.
Our inclusive packages have been developed with our extensive experience of the classics of the Mont Blanc massif - Mont Blanc itself, the Haute Route, summer and winter, and the extensive off- piste skiing of the Chamonix valley.
www.montblancguides.com   (136 words)

  
 Climbing Mt Blanc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A beautiful and very complex mountain; it is most commonly climbed by guided parties using one of two routes.
The guide book "Mt Blanc Massif vol1" by Lindsay Griffin has details of these and other routes.
It is advisable to acclimatise by making at least one climb at altitude before attempting Mt Blanc, and to have some basic training in the use of ice-axe and crampons.
www.chamonix.net /english/mountaineering/mt_blanc_climb.htm   (366 words)

  
 Mont Blanc Resources Inc.
Mont Blanc Resources Inc. is a publicly traded company listed on the TSX Venture Exchange.
Mont Blanc's primary focus is in the oil and gas sector including exploration and production.
We are currently focused on a prospect property in the South Western Alberta Sedimentary Basin.
www.montblancresources.com   (78 words)

  
 Mont Blanc Roof Racks, Crossbars, Ski Racks, Snowboard Carriers, Bicycle Racks and more.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Mont Blanc Roof Racks, Crossbars, Ski Racks, Snowboard Carriers, Bicycle Racks and more.
Mont Blanc Ski and Snowboard racks, Roof Rack Railing Crossbars and car top load carriers.
Full line of Mont Blanc Roof Rack Railing Crossbars and ski and snowboard roof racks.
www.prolineracks.com /mont-blanc.html   (165 words)

  
 Mont Blanc Writing Instruments
There are four types of Mont blanc writing instruments available: ballpoint pens, rollerball pens, fountain pens, and mechanical pencils.
All Mont blanc pens are in stock unless otherwise noted.
Please review our selection of Mont Blanc pens and choose one to fit your personality or as a gift for a person who enjoys executive living.
www.jomashop.com /mont-blanc.html   (618 words)

  
 Mont Blanc summit climb | Mountain Madness
Mount Blanc is the highest peak in the Alps.
If snow conditions are good we will climb Mt. Blanc by the more technical Trois Mt. Blanc or Traverse Integral route that traverses Mt. Blanc de Tacal and Mt. Maudit.
De Bionnessay on the southern side of Mt. Blanc or the Gouter — normal route*.
www.mountainmadness.com /europe/montblanc.cfm   (2089 words)

  
 Mont Blanc
We are a very large dealer of Mont Blanc
Below is a very small representation of some of the Mont Blanc writing instruments we sell.
Call for availability when you are ready to place an order.
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 Amazon.com: MONT BLANC MEISTERSTUCK ROLLERBALL PEN: Office Products   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Mont Blanc Meisterstuck Classic RollerBall Pen has become a testament of growth.
Though the classic style is often imitated, Mont Blanc's insignia remains an icon of attained adulthood and status.
Mont Blanc Pen — Low Prices on Mont Blanc Pens 100% Genuine Mont Blanc Pens!
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 A to Z of Chamonix Mont Blanc from Chamonix.net in the resort of Chamonix   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
A to Z of Chamonix Mont Blanc from Chamonix.net in the resort of Chamonix
Chamonix Experience guides' bureau in the AlpCenter, Argentière for Mont Blanc courses and the Vallée Blanche
Mont Blanc Tunnel - fines, speed restrictions, other sites etc. Check out the ARSMB.
www.chamonix.net /english/home.htm   (205 words)

  
 "Mont Blanc"
Mont Blanc: Lines Written in the Vale of Chamouni
Mont Blanc appears, -- still, snowy, and serene --
Mont Blanc yet gleams on high: -- the power is there,
www.victorianweb.org /previctorian/shelley/montblanc.text.html   (729 words)

  
 Best Mont Blanc Hotels Resorts Chamonix > Your ski holidays in France with the best hotels in Chamonix. France holiday, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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