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Mont Blanc, Swiss Alps

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Mont Blanc de Courmayeur , is a point on the south-east ridge of Mont Blanc that forms the peak of the massive south-east face of the mountain. It is connected to the main summit via the Col Major .Despite its minimal topographic prominence, it appears as the second-highest peak in the Alps on the official list of Alpine four-thousanders of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme for its impressive appearance and its importance for mountaineering.The peak can be reached from the main summit over the Bosses ridge. The ascents over the south-east / Peuterey and south / Brouillard ridges are very challenging.Mont Blanc de Courmayeur is marked as lying entirely within Italy on the Italian Istituto Geografico Militare map, while on the French Institut Géographique National map the summit lies on the border between France and Italy. A demarcation agreement, signed on 7 March 1861, defines the local border between France and Italy. Currently this act and the attached maps are legally valid for both the French and Italian governments.Huts Refuge Aiguille du Goûter (3,817 m) Bivacco Eccles (3,850 m) Rifugio Monzino (2,590 m)
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  • The views to the tunnel are spectacular, but the cost of going through this tunnel is over priced in comparison to other toll paying routes. Considering how long this tunnel has been in operation it i...  more »
  • Very spectacular, particularly when coming out in Aosta on the italian side. Bit expensive but definitely the way up and down is beautiful.  more »
  • We crossed this imprecionante mountain chain in the bus which was wonderful to appreciate across their huge and long tunnels very controlled and safe. Vehicles must be in excellent condition for the cruze and you must pay a kind of toll. The views are wonderful.
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  • Trip up on the tram cart was good but once up there signs were co fusing to a point I got lost and instead of doing my intended loop I ended up walking back on my self to be sure I knew where I was going. Views once up here however are amazing.
  • Absolutely stunning views! We got here in the afternoon around 3pm. There was a line waiting to get tickets. And then another line to get into the gondola to the top. The 1 day ticket is €66, I would suggest getting the 2 day one (€77) if you are staying longer than 1 night. The next morning at 8:30am, there was no line at all. There's also a long wait to see the "Step into the void" box. So if you come in the morning, I'm sure the line will be shorter or no line at all. Make sure you don't miss the elevator to get to the top. Some people thought this requires another ticket and missed it. We stayed just for 1 night, very short trip. So the few hours on the mountain taking pictures and looking around is definitely worth us driving 5 hours to get here. I would also suggest going to Zermatt if you have time, which I feel offers more beautiful scenery simply because Zermatt is just so dominate and commanding comparing to the surroundings as to the view we could see for Mont Blanc (the mountain is kind of hidden amongst all of the peaks from where we were, we could only see the peak, and it's not the most obvious).
  • Lovely, clean and really nice area
  • Amazing place. Great view. The cost to go to the top is reasonable. People are friendly.
  • this map is wrong. the summit of Mont Blanc- Monte Bianco, as well as that of the Dome du Gouter are on the watershed line between Italy and France

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