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What is the building on top of Mont Blanc?
Last Updated: 24th May, 2020
- The Aiguille du Midi is a 3842m peak in the Mont Blanc massif of the French Alps.
- The Aiguille du Midi is an extremely popular attraction with nearly half a million visitors per year.
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Simply so, how do you get to the top of Mont Blanc?
To climb Mont Blanc using the Cosmique route, take the cable car to the Aiguille du Midi (3,842m). From here, descend the Aiguille du Midi arête to the glacier du Tacul, where there is approximately 1 hour walk on easy terrain to the Cosmique Refuge (3,613m).
Similarly, how many climbers have died on Mont Blanc? Roughly 20,000 people attempt the climb every year. This accident means 15 people have so far died on Mont Blanc during the 2018 climbing season, compared to 14 deaths and two missing last year.
In this manner, can you walk to the top of Mont Blanc?
At 4810m, the highest point in Western Europe, it's by no means a walk in the park though, and remains a right of passage for many alpinists worldwide. With an experienced guide, a good level of fitness and the right mindset it is certainly achievable for most. The view towards the Mont Blanc summit.
Is Mont Blanc hard to climb?
Climbing Mont Blanc is not a technically difficult ascent, but it does present important risks. It can be pursued by climbers with limited skill levels and experience, provided they are in company of a certified mountain guide. But of course, this doesn't mean it is an easy ascent either.