Mont Blanc du Tacul

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Mont Blanc du Tacul
Mont Blanc du Tacul depuis l'Aiguille du Midi.jpg
The northern side of Mont Blanc du Tacul seen from the Aiguille du Midi
Elevation 4,248 m (13,937 ft)
Prominence 213 m (699 ft)[1]
Location
Mont Blanc du Tacul is located in France
Mont Blanc du Tacul
Mont Blanc du Tacul
France
Location Haute-Savoie, France
Range Graian Alps
Coordinates 45°51′23″N 06°53′16″E / 45.85639°N 6.88778°E / 45.85639; 6.88778Coordinates: 45°51′23″N 06°53′16″E / 45.85639°N 6.88778°E / 45.85639; 6.88778
Geology
Type Granite
Climbing
First ascent Charles Hudson, Edward John Stevenson, Christopher and James Grenville Smith, E. S. Kennedy, Charles Ainslie and G. C. Joad on 8 August 1855
Easiest route North-west face (PD)

Mont Blanc du Tacul (4,248 m) is a mountain in the Mont Blanc massif of the French Alps situated midway between the Aiguille du Midi and Mont Blanc.

The official first ascent of Mont Blanc du Tacul was by a guideless party comprising Charles Hudson, Edward John Stevenson, Christopher and James Grenville Smith, E. S. Kennedy, Charles Ainslie and G. C. Joad on 8 August 1855. However, Courmayeur guides may have already ascended the peak during their attempts in 1854 and 1855 to force a way up Mont Blanc from the Italian side.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Swisstopo map
  2. ^ For this claim see Helmut Dumler and Willi P. Burkhardt, The High Mountains of the Alps, London: Diadem, 1994, p. 219

External links[edit]

Mont Blanc du Tacul (far left), Mont Maudit (left) and Mont Blanc (centre)