Monte Bianco, the eight wonder of the world
For many, Monte Bianco is simply the highest mountain in Europe. Its 4,810 m certainly confirm its undisputed supremacy. But in reality, Monte Bianco is far more than this with regard to records, history and nature. Monte Bianco's history is unparalleled and over the years its has been an inert onlooker and the aim and object of many ventures and many challenges. The birth of mountaineering (Monte Bianco was first climbed by Jacques Balmat
(a 24-year old - crystal-digger) and by Michel Gabriel Paccard, (a 29-year old - medical officer) and was probably one of the first attempts at climbing these mountains. Monte Bianco can be experience using suitable equipment and an expert guide: feel the snow crunch under the climbing irons and see the play of colours and lights on the snow while proceeding towards the mountain peak (from either the Italian or French side).
The emotions that can be felt on the roof of Europe, when going up on the cableway are equally suggestive (the â€śtour du Mont Blancâ€ť: Courmayeur â€“ Punta Helbronner â€“ Aguilles de Midi - Chamonix) and being able to stop at various levels to admire the view, the Saussurea botanic garden and the crystal exhibition.