August 8, 1786. The day on which the mont Blanc is defeated by a doctor - The Point

today, the climbing of the mont Blanc has become almost a walkover carried out every year by hundreds of men, women and even children... two centuries ago, it w

August 8, 1786. The day on which the mont Blanc is defeated by a doctor - The Point


today, the climbing of the mont Blanc has become almost a walkover carried out every year by hundreds of men, women and even children... two centuries ago, it was another pair of sleeves. The " mont maudit ", as it was then called, seemed to be a Grail that is impossible to conquer. The brave souls who attempted an expedition if there were broken teeth.

August 7, 1786, before the dawn rises, two men leave Chamonix. The one who opens the walk is called Jacques Balmat, it is a Chamoniard 24-year-old who raises a few cows and sells the crystals that he finds...

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Updated Date: 07 August 2020, 18:33

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