Western Europe's highest mountain Mont Blanc is taller than ever due to snow piled atop its summit, in what experts meeting in France described as a climate-change related phenomenon.
The volume of ice on Mont Blanc's slopes over 4,800 metres high was first calculated at 14,600 cubic metres in 2003.
It dropped to 14,300 cubic metres two years later, but then almost doubled to 24,100 cubic metres in 2007.
I blame global warming. Er, wait...