a Savoyard doctor and alpinist, citizen of the Kingdom of Sardinia. Born in Chamonix, he studied medicine in Turin. Due to his passion for botany and minerals, he met Horace Benedict de Saussure, who initiated the race to be the first to ascend Mont Blanc. Paccard had a first, unsuccessful, attempt in 1783 with Marc-Theodore Bourrit. In 1784, he made several attempts with Jacques Balmat. Finally, he made the first ascent of Mont Blanc with Jacques Balmat on 8 August 1786.
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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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