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Jacques Balmat & Michel-Gabriel Paccard

Jacques Balmat, called le Mont Blanc (1762–1834) was a mountaineer, a Savoyard mountain guide, and was born in the Chamonix valley.
Michel Gabriel Paccard (1757–1827) was a Savoyard doctor and alpinist and born in Chamonix.  

Balmat completed the first ascent of Mont Blanc with Michel-Gabriel Paccard on August 8, 1786.

 

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France 1986 Jacques Balmat & Michel-Gabriel Paccard.
(existing perforated and imperforated)  

 

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Monaco 1986, "200 Years First Ascent of Mont Blanc"
In the foreground Horace Bénédict de Saussure and on the right Jacques Balmat and Michel Paccard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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