Mont-blanc Sentence Examples
On the south-eastern frontier the French Alps, which include Mont Blanc (15,800 ft.), and, more to the south, other summits over 11,000 ft.
Below Aosta also the Dora Baltea receives several considerable tributaries, which descend from the glaciers between Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa.
Forbes was also interested in geology, and published memoirs on the thermal springs of the Pyrenees, on the extinct volcanoes of the Vivarais (Ardeche), on the geology of the Cuchullin and Eildon hills, &c. In addition to about 150 scientific papers, he wrote Travels through the Alps of Savoy and Other Parts of the Pennine Chain, with Observations on the Phenomena of Glaciers (1843); Norway and its Glaciers (1853); Occasional Papers on the Theory of Glaciers (1859); A Tour of Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa (1855).
Thence for a short way the direction is north to the Col de la Seigne, and then north-east along the crest of the Mont Blanc chain, which culminates in the peak of Mont Blanc (15,782 ft.), the loftiest in the Alps.
In the case of the Western Alps (minus the bit from the chain of Mont Blanc to the Simplon, which followed the fortunes of the Valais), a prolonged struggle for the Alpine region took place between the feudal lords of Savoy, the Dauphine and Provence.Advertisement
The detailed history of Mont Blanc has been written by Ch.
But about half a mile below Geneva this limpidity is disturbed by the pouring in of the turbid torrent of the Arve (left), descending from the glaciers of the Mont Blanc range, the two currents for some distance refusing to mix.
In 1859 he passed a night on the very top of Mont Blanc in company with John Tyndall.
It will be observed from this table that it is not often that a greater slope of snow-covered mountain side is observable in the Himalaya than that which is afforded by the familiar view of Mont Blanc from Chamonix.
On this side lies the culminating summit of the range, the doubleheaded Byelukha (the Mont Blanc of the Altai), whose summits reach 14,890 and 14,560 ft.Advertisement
It contains the loftiest summits of the entire range, fully a dozen exceeding Mont Blanc in altitude (see table below).
Moreover, it has been well seen by Hansky from the observatory on the summit of Mont Blanc.
They joined other Band Service members on an expedition up Mont Blanc to raise money for the Five Star Scanner Appeal.
So again, a few days' observations on the top of Mont Blanc (4810 metres) by le Cadet (26) in August and September 1902, showed only a single period, with maximum between 3 and 4 P. M., and minimum about 3 A.M.
An indispensable preliminary was the virtual elimination of oxygen-absorption in the earth's atmosphere, and his bold project of establishing an observatory on the top of Mont Blanc was prompted by a perception of the advantages to be gained by reducing the thickness of air through which observations have to be made.Advertisement
To the south is the valley of the Arve (descending from the snows of the Mont Blanc chain), which unites with that of the Rhone a little below the town; while behind the Arve the grey and barren rocks of the Petit Saleve rise like a wall, which in turn is overtopped by the distant and ethereal snows of Mont Blanc. Yet the actual site of the town is not as picturesque as that of several other spots in Switzerland.
Imagine views of Mont Blanc and skiing through spruce forests from your own Alpine home.
Downtown Chamonix, with Mont-Blanc towering in the distance.
Today, Mont Blanc jewelry is worn by celebrities such as Andie MacDowell, Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Lopez, Lucy Liu, Eva Green and Naomi Watts.
The watches and other items are sold through authorized retailers and Mont Blanc boutiques.Advertisement
Although the company offers a wide range of watches, some of their most popular models intertwine gold with the superior craftsmanship of a Mont Blanc watch.
Probably the most elegant of the gold Mont Blanc Watches is the 18K gold Montblanc Watch which comes in rose or white gold and is called the Star Lady Automatic Moonphase.