American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Europe, France and Italy, Undercutting the Monarch

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  • Publication Year: 1952

Undercutting the Monarch. We have heard talk about a funicular on the Matterhorn. Now it is reported that this spring actual drilling will begin for a seven-mile highway tunnel, 50 ft. wide and 15 ft. high, through Mont Blanc. “The outlook is rosy,” says Time (4 February 1952, p. 20). But some travellers, with a taste for visual effects other than those to be observed in tunnels, may still elect to go from Chamonix to the Val d’Aosta by other routes.

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