The mountains, a laboratory for Geneva’s scientists.

At the end of the 18th century, a handful of Genevan scientists and naturalists
discover the peaks surrounding Geneva.
An exploration that leads to a high point:
Horace-Bénédict de Saussure’s ascent of Mont-Blanc in August 1787.
A feat that will be widely echoed across Europe
which will generate unprecedented interest in the Chamonix valley.