A town of eastern France at the foot of Mont Blanc. A major center for skiing and mountaineering, it hosted the first Winter Olympics (1924).x
- A town in the département of Haute-Savoie.
- On the north is the valley of Chamonix, and on the east the head of the valley of Aosta.
- The first ascent was made in 1786 by two Chamonix men, Jacques Balmat and Dr Michel Paccard, and the second in 1787 by Balmat with two local men.
- The ascent from Chamonix is now frequently made in summer (rarely in winter also), but, owing to the great height of the mountain, the view is unsatisfactory, though very extensive (Lyons is visible).
- In the main chain the two longest are both 94 m., the Mer de Glace at Chamonix and the Gorner at Zermatt.
- 14,515 9,623 Col de la Brenva (Courmayeur to Chamonix), snow 14,217 9,411 Domjoch (Randa to Saas), snow.