Year of 2017

The Mont Blanc massif, seen from Mont Salève, France

There are 11 peaks in the Mont Blanc massif, a sub-range of the Alps. Mont Blanc is the tallest peak in the group at more than 15,000 feet high. Every peak in the Mont Blanc range is taller than 13,000 feet. Hikers, climbers, and mountaineers tackle these mountains year-round, but for those interested in the view without the effort, there are cable cars to transport visitors to various lookout points in the range.

The Mont Blanc massif is a mountain range in the Alps, located mostly in France and Italy, but also straddling Switzerland at its northeastern end. It contains eleven major independent summits, each over 4,000 metres in height, and is named after Mont Blanc, the highest point in western Europe. Because of its considerable overall altitude, a large proportion of the massif is covered by glaciers, which include the Mer de Glace and the Miage Glacier – the longest glaciers in France and Italy, respectively.