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This mountain, the highest peak in Western Europe, was dubbed the Cursed Mountain until the 18th century, since it struck fear in the hearts of the valley’s inhabitants. So much so that Swiss naturalist Horace-Bénédict de Saussure offered a reward for the first person to climb it, hoping to unravel the mystery of the geological formation of the Alps. Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard answered the call and were the first to reach the summit in 1786. Ever since, Mont Blanc has continued to fascinate all kinds of adventurers, and several routes are now available to climb with serious preparation. Despite the seven annual deaths recorded, it remains the land of achievement, like that of Catalan climber Kílian Jornet, who climbed it twice in one day in 2016.
The Line has depicted the silhouette from the Aiguille de la grande Sassière.