Les Plans, a small hamlet in Haute-Savoie in the 50’S

Mountaineering history

We can find readings about people going up the mountains since the 14th century. But, in the past, mountains were mostly feared and avoided. For centuries, mountains were climbed for a purpose (religion, trade, transportation,…), by chamois hunters and crystal makers (crystal hunter), and places of passage. Quickly (from Antiquity and the romain era) communication …

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