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a mountaineer, a Savoyard mountain guide, born in the Chamonix valley in Savoy, at this time part of the Kingdom of Sardinia. A chamois hunter and collector of crystals, Balmat completed the first ascent of Mont Blanc with physician Michel-Gabriel Paccard on 8 August 1786. For this feat, King Victor Amadeus III gave him the honorary title le Mont Blanc. Balmat was criticized for his autobiographical account of the climb, later published in English as Jacques Balmat or The First Ascent of Mont Blanc: A True Story, since his account downplayed the role of Dr. Paccard.
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08/08/1786-Jacques Balmat and Michel-Gabriel Paccard are first to climb to top of Mont Blanc 
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Michel-Gabriel Paccard
...Marc-Theodore Bourrit. In 1784, he made several attempts with Jacques Balmat. Finally, he made the first ascent of...
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