Mountaineers : Delay your Mont-Blanc ascents
The Haute-Savoie has for several weeks suffered from a heat wave and drought causing multiple falls of rock. Last week a mountaineer lost his life under a fall of rocks.These falls are unpredictable and can occur at any time. In view of the current and forecasted weather conditions, the situation will continue.
Faced with this risk, The Prefect of the Haute-Savoie and the Mayor of Saint-Gervais, recommend that mountaineers who have planned to climb the summit of the Mont-Blanc postpone their expedition and seek further information from the Companies des Guides in Saint-Gervais / The Contamines and Chamonix as well as the Office de Haute Montagne (04.50.53.22.08).