Mt Blanc

Climbers on the ridge leading up to the Aiguille du Midi pause to look back towards Mt Blanc (4805m). The skyline Gouter ridge is prominent on the horizon. From right to left, the ridge rises steeply to the Aiguille du Gouter then continues up to the Dome du Gouter then onward to the distinctive Dome of Mt Blanc - the high summit (map). This is the standard accent route by which the mountain was first climbed in the mid-late 1700s. Glaciers tumble down the northern slopes to the alpine resort town of Chamonix - some 3800m below.

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