The White Lady in the highest peak of the Alps and Europe (not considering the Caucasian region). Many alpinists dream about reaching the summit of the 4.808 meter high peak. The first expedition succeeding in standing on the top of Europe was launched in 1786, and was followed by many successful climbs on the mountain, so it became more and more attractive among mountaineers.
Though in the last decades several thousand climbers ascended to the summit of Mont Blanc every year, the climb doesn’t lack danger in any of the possible routes towards the top. The most popular route is the normal French itinerary, that starts from Chamonix towards the summit. It is said to be the easiest ascent, we still need to prepare for the objective hazards, such as the falling rock in the Gouter Couloir. The route starting from the Aguille du Midi is an exciting challenge, while the Italian normal route starting from Courmayeur is also a possible alternative. Those, who are really trained, experienced and technically prepared can opt for a route via the Bionnassay-traverse.
It is worth to spend a couple of days in Chamonix before the climb. This little town is a real outdoor paradise. If you are really passionate about one of the countless outdoor sports, you have a great chance that you can find a good spot around the Mont Blanc Massif to practice it, and Chamonix is a good base for it. Should you need to buy any climbing gear, Chamonix is the place for you: the many outdoor shops with great discounts and the presence of the most important outdoor brands is a real mountaineer magnet.