A doodle to celebrate an historic: the choice of Google today is to remember the 229esimo anniversary of the first ascent of Mont Blanc. It was on August 8, 1786 and the ‘heroes’ ascension was Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard. The two climbers reached the summit after 14 hours from the start and remained there for about half an hour
In the beginning was the Mont Maudit, the “Cursed Mountain” inaccessible, arcane, and why, in the imagination of the most populated with scary monsters.
Then came the scientists to explore this mysterious world to reveal its secrets. In the mid ‘800 with the top climbers and the birth of modern mountaineering, the Mont Blanc opened to men in its fascinating greatness.
The climbing history of Mount Blanc begins August 8, 1786 with the arrival at the top of Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard and time was of great epics ground and unique experience: the streets of Edward wimper, the adventures of rock and ice of the famous Italian guides, French and Swiss during the Belle Epoque and the extraordinary rock and ice routes opened in the period between the two world wars.
A doodle to celebrate an historic: the choice of Google today is to remember the 229esimo anniversary of the first ascent of Mont Blanc. It was on August 8, 1786 and the ‘heroes’ of the Ascension were, as mentioned, Jacques Balmat and Michel Gabriel Paccard. The two climbers reached the summit after 14 hours from the start and remained there for about half an hour.
The scientist Horace-Benedict de Saussure was raffled, in 1760, three guineas to those who had conquered the summit of Mont Blanc: mission accomplished only after 26 years. They spent 26 years before his dream came true. The company had been preceded by some surveys, one of which Balmat was lost and was forced to spend the night in the snow, then eventuality considered dangerous, as to leave no hope, because of the temperature.
The rise was followed constantly with the telescope by the Prussian baron Adolf von Gersdorff that from a hill above the town of Chamonix followed step by step movements write it down in a journal.
The thirties, then, saw the race “last great walls” by legendary personalities such as Riccardo Cassin and Pierre Allain, the Second World War instead saw the spotlight extraordinary figures such as Walter Bonatti and René Desmaison.
Today, the great exploits of champions such as Christophe Profit, Michel Piola and Patrick Gabarrou, alongside lesser-known adventures of thousands of climbers from all over the globe whose greatest desire is to climb Mont Blanc.
The first ascent of Mont Blanc from the Italian side dates back to August 13, 1863 and was completed by three guides of Courmayeur, Julien Grange, Adolphe Orset and Jean-Marie Perrod, with English Reginald Head and is known as the path of the Trois Mont Blanc , a name inspired by the three peaks, which, like the steps of a scale suitable for giant, brought them to the top: Tacul, Maudit, Mont Blanc.
With its 4810.02 meters high (last official measure in September 2013] is the highest mountain in the Alps, Italy, France and Central Europe in general, and of granitic, bristling with spiers and ridges, carved by deep valleys in which flow numerous glaciers. he shares with Mount Elbrus in the Caucasus at a place between so-called Seven Summits of the Planet.
The first ever winter ascent was completed January 31, 1876 by Miss I. Straton, Jean Charlet, Sylvain Couttet, for Grand Mulets and the ridge of the Bosses.
The first winter crossing was completed January 5, 1887 by Alexander, Corradino, Erminio and Vittorio Sella, Emile Rey, Jean Joseph, and Daniel Baptiste Maquignaz, and two carriers. They went the way of the Rocher de la Tournette and descended from Grand Mulets day.
The first woman to reach the summit was Marie Paradis July 14, 1808 accompanied by his son Gédéon 14 years and as a guide Jacques Balmat. The company earned its the name of Marie du Mont Blanc. The second female ascension has instead been made by Henriette Angeville of September 4, 1838, while the first woman to make the climb during the winter was Mary Isabella Stratton January 31, 1876 along with Jean Charlet, Sylvain Couttet Balmat and Michel. A Marguette Bouvier, in 1929, developed the first ski descent made by a woman.