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
Highest point
Elevation4,248 m (13,937 ft)
Prominence219 mCol Maudit [1]
Isolation1.38 kmMont Maudit[1]
Coordinates45°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
Geography
Mont Blanc du Tacul is located in France
Mont Blanc du Tacul
Mont Blanc du Tacul
France
LocationHaute-Savoie, France
Parent rangeGraian Alps
Geology
Mountain typeGranite
Climbing
First ascentCharles Hudson, Edward John Stevenson, Christopher and James Grenville Smith, E. S. Kennedy, Charles Ainslie and G. C. Joad on 8 August 1855
Easiest routeNorth-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. ^ a b Mont Blanc du Tacul, France at peakbagger.com, retrieved 20 Feb 2016
  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)
Aerial photo of Mont Blanc and other summits