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the summit of Montanvert

Montanvert is a subsidiary height of 6303 feet situated to the north of Mont Blanc. It rises above the Mer de Glace and by the later eighteenth century had become the tourist perspective of choice on this natural phenomenon. The Shelleys visited the Sea of Ice in a driving rain on 24 July 1816, then returned in better weather the next day, leaving an account of their experiences in Letter 4 of A History of a Six Weeks' Tour.