15 Oct 2015

Some time in August this year the Google Doodle commemorated the 229th ascent of Mont Blanc. And here I quote:"Capped by snow and shrouded in mist sits Mont Blanc, the highest point in the Alps. Its summit, forever white, towers 15,000+ feet above Europe’s sea level. Lord Byron called it “the monarch of mountains.” And for centuries, no human had ever reached its peak.Until 1786. That ye...