Mont Blanc

Highest mountain in the Alps (4,810 m)

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Mont Blanc: Highest mountain in the Alps (4,810 m)
Mont Blanc or White Mountain is the second-highest mountain in Europe after Mount Elbrus. It is the highest mountain in the Alps, rising 4,808 m (15,774 ft) above sea level. It is the eleventh-most prominent peak in the world. The mountain stands in a range called the Graian Alps, between the regions of Aosta Valley, Italy, and Savoie and Haute-Savoie, France. The location of the summit is on the watershed line between the valleys of Ferret and Veny in Italy and the valleys of Montjoie, and Arve in France, on the border between the two countries.


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Mont Blanc: Glacier collapse risk forces Italy Alps evacuation

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Indian papers resurfacing in French Alps could be from 1966 plane crash

The newspapers, uncovered in the Mont Blanc glacier, report the landmark election of Indira Gandhi.
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France's Macron vows to protect Mont Blanc from overcrowding

France will create a new reserve around the mountain amid concerns over tourism and pollution.
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Mont Blanc avalanche: Two skiers die in accident on Italian Alps

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Two people have died in an avalanche on Mont Blanc, according to reports. The victims were thought to have been skiing off piste when the avalanche hit at an altitude of around 10,000 feet, according..
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A glacier in the Alps could collapse at any moment thanks to climate change, experts warn

A massive chunk of ice is in danger of breaking away from a glacier on Mont Blanc, and Italian officials are closing roads. - Published

Italy calls fast-melting glacier "an alarm" that can't be ignored

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Mont Blanc: Glacier in danger of collapse, experts warn

Global warming is blamed as a huge section of glacier on the Italian side looks set to break away.
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Week in Review: France tackles femicide, gay conversion 'therapy' and 'loonies' on Mont Blanc

A major conference launched this week to tackle femicide, just days after France registered the 101st death this year of a woman at the hands of a partner or ex-partner. Also, one French mayor has had..
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French mayor urges crackdown on the 'wackos' climbing Mont Blanc

The mayor of Chamonix in the French Alps has urged President Emmanuel Macron to act against "wackos" climbing the nearby Mont Blanc, after a series of incidents including a British tourist abandoning a..
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Shrinking glaciers and rockfalls point to climate change in Alps

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High in the French Alps on the famed Mont Blanc mountain range, it is not hard to find evidence of the toll of global warming. Visitors arriving from the last tramstop before the 4,809-metre summit are..
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European Heat Wave Creates New Glacial Lake High In The French Alps

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This summer’s European heat wave created a new lake as glaciers in the French Alps started to melt, IFL Science reported. Mont Blanc is the highest mountain in the Alps and the highest in Western..
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Two Swiss mountaineers have landed a small plane less than 400 meters (1,300 feet) from the summit of Mont Blanc before heading for the top of Europe’s tallest peak with police in pursuit, The..
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Week in Review: Paris métro tickets on their way out, French ER workers on the brink & Mont Blanc's meltdown

Paris began phasing out the city’s emblematic paper métro tickets this week, while French ER workers continued to strike against work conditions. We also take a look at how Mont Blanc in the French..
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