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Mont Blanc Massif

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMont Blanc (4810 m/15,781 ft)
CountriesFrance (45%), Switzerland (28%), Italy (27%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesRhône-Alpes (45%), Valle d’Aosta (28%), Valais (26%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area765 sq km / 295 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent49 km / 31 mi North-South
34 km / 21 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long45° 56' N; 6° 56' E
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Map of Mont Blanc Massif
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Savoy AlpsLevel 4 (Parent)
         Mont Blanc MassifLevel 5



Major Peaks of the Mont Blanc Massif

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange6
1.Mont Blanc481015,781 
2.Pic Luigi Amadeo446914,662 
3.Mont Maudit446514,649 
4.Mont Blanc du Tacul424813,937 
5.Grand Pilier d'Angle424313,921 
6.Grandes Jorasses420813,806 
7.Aiguille Verte412213,524 
8.Aiguille Blanche411213,491 
9.Pointe Croz411013,484 
10.Grande Rocheuse410213,458 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Mont Blanc Massif

Mont Blanc

The summit of Mont Blanc as seen from the Dome du Gouter area, on the standard ascent route (1993-08-17).
Monte Bianco di Courmayeur
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Italian topographic maps clearly show the France-Italy border passing over the summit of Mont Blanc, as specified by treaty.
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Grandes Jorasses

From the lower Vallée Blanche ski route, the massive Aiguille du Tacul dominates the view. The Aiguille de Rochefort is the pointy peak to the right, and the famous Grandes Jorasses is in the background to the left (1996-03-12).
Aiguille de Rochefort

From the lower Vallée Blanche ski route, the massive Aiguille du Tacul dominates the view. The Aiguille de Rochefort is the pointy peak to the right, and the famous Grandes Jorasses is in the background to the left (1996-03-12).
Aiguille du Midi

Perhaps the most famous tram ride in the world terminates at the Aiguille du Midi, in the middle of the glacial splendor of the Mont Blanc massif (1996-03-12).
Aiguille du Tacul

From the lower Vallée Blanche ski route, the massive Aiguille du Tacul dominates the view. The Aiguille de Rochefort is the pointy peak to the right, and the famous Grandes Jorasses is in the background to the left (1996-03-12).



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