Submitted by scott on Sun, 04/21/2019 - 14:37
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45° 55' 23" N , 6° 52' 11" E

Twain and Joe Twichell visited Chamonix in September of 1878 to view Mont Blanc, a 30 mile long massif along the French, Swiss and Italian borders.  A Tramp Abroad contains a burlesque account of an attempt to climb the mountain.  The tale is based upon Twain's watching a climb through a telescope and an account of 11 climbers who fell to their deaths in 1870.

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