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First ascension of Mont-Blanc

Jacques Balmat, called le Mont Blanc (1762–1834) was a mountaineer, a Savoyard mountain guide, born in the Chamonix valley in Savoy, at this time part of the Kingdom of Sardinia.

A chamois hunter and collector of crystals, Balmat completed the first ascent of Mont Blanc with physician Michel-Gabriel Paccard on 8 August 1786. For this feat, King Victor Amadeus III gave him the honorary title le Mont Blanc.

Balmat and Paccard's ascent of Mont Blanc was a major accomplishment in the early history of mountaineering. C. Douglas Milner wrote "The ascent itself was magnificent; an amazing feat of endurance and sustained courage, carried through by these two men only, unroped and without ice axes, heavily burdened with scientific equipment and with long iron-pointed batons. The fortunate weather and a moon alone ensured their return alive.

Original painting on canvas, handmade.
This paint is ready to hang with the cord on the back.
Certificate of authenticity signed and indicating the catalog number.
Excellent quality paint (Rembrandt)
Varnish to protect against light and dust.
Thank you for your interest in my work that I do with joy and love.

The images in situ might not be to scale and serve for illustration purposes only.

Materials used:

fine oil

Rêve de conquète (2015)

$690.12

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