Chamonix: Col des Montets is open to traffic again!!!
The Col des Montets, RD1506 between Chamonix-Mont-Blanc and Switzerland, was open to traffic this last Sunday at 14h30.
It had been closed to traffic for all vehicles between Argentiere and Vallorcine Saturday night for an indefinite period.
Audiotex : 0800.100.200 (free from a land line) or +33.8188.8.131.52
Mont Blanc Tunnel: More than 1000 bikers have honored the memory of "Spadino"
Nearly 1,000 bikers from France and Italy got together yesterday to honor the memory of one of their own, Pierluccio Tizzani known as "Spadino, Italian Biker Patrol that died March 29th, 1999 in the famous fire in the tunnel of Mont Blanc.
At the initiative of the French Federation of Angry Bikers Haute-Savoie (FFMC 74), nearly 300 french bikers gathered in the french north platform of the tunnel of MB, before taking the direction of Morgex (Italy) and join their comrades Italians. They were more than 700.
À l'initiative de la Fédération française des motards en colère de Haute-Savoie (FFMC 74), près de 300 bikers français se sont rassemblés devant la plateforme nord du tunnel, avant de prendre la direction de Morgex en Italie et rejoindre leurs camarades transalpins, qui étaient eux plus de 700.
In Val Vény, Courmayeur... a Norwegian was killed in an avalanche
A group of Norwegian tourists, skiing some off piste in the area of Val Veny, at 1700 meters above sea level, south of Courmayeur, was caught by an avalanche on Friday night.
Mountain rescue was immediately dispatched to the scene, where they could confirm the death of a man, a Norwegian around forty years old.
He was spending some holidays in Chamonix, with a group of friends.
Bad weather and and high temperatures
The head of the Italian Alpine Rescue said that "the zone where the group of skiers were, located near a forest and the Alpine Club hut, was usually not considered a risk zone."
The bad weather and the mild temperatures of recent days have led the Italians to establish a risk of avalanche to 4 on a scale of 5.