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Mont Blanc

Mont Blanc. From the effects of the late John Barrymore (1882–1942), the American actor, we have secured his certificate of an ascent of Mont Blanc, made on September 1, 1921, in company with M. Myrtil Schwartz of Strasbourg, the guides Joseph Demarchi and Jules Claret-Tournier, and the porter Michel Balmat. The certificate is No. 61, indicating that a new series had been begun, and is further signed by the Guide-Chef, P. Cupelin. With this are two framed photos, one of Mr. Barrymore on the crags of the Brévent, and another showing a climber in the Mummery crack of the Grépon, although there is no information that Mr. Barrymore ascended the latter peak.