Paccard-Balmat is an executive search and coaching firm specialising in the healthcare and luxury sectors. A subsidiary of Serendip , its story began with the inspiring story of the first ascent of Mont Blanc in 1786.
On 8 August 1786, Jacques Balmat and Dr. Michel Paccard became the first men to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe (15,774 ft high). It was a feat of daring that brought together a crystal hunter (Balmat) and a doctor (Paccard), and thus the luxury and healthcare industries.
Celebrating their victory on the summit of this previously unconquered mountain, the men had earned their place in history as the first mountaineers.