From numerous European ski resorts - Verbier in Switzerland, Courmayeur in Italy, Val d’Isere in France - instructors and guides make it their business to point out Mont Blanc and its smooth dome flirting with a distant sky.
But it is Chamonix - that haute Savoie mecca of climbing and high-alpine skiing - which lays claim to the spiky peaks and legends of one of Europe’s most famous summits.
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