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Three serious accidents took place in the Mont-Blanc massif on 12 September 2020. Firstly, a 25-year old climber fell 10 meters (32.8 ft) while he was leading the rope in a climbing route on the Aiguille des Chamois (2,902 m or 9,521 ft altitude), in the Aiguilles Rouges massif, in the town of Vallorcine. The PGHM of Chamonix intervened shortly before 7 am and evacuated the injured climber to the Sallanches Hospital. He suffered from head trauma, and the gendarmes also suspected a thoracic trauma.
A 25-year-old climber fell in the Mer de Glace area. Photo author Jean-Pol GRANDMONT. Licensed under CC-BY SA 3.0, photo source @commons.wikimedia.org
The avalanche broke out under the Col du Midi, in the Mont-Blanc massif. • © Philippe Nicollin.
On 2 September 2020, an amateur photographer from Haute-Savoie filmed...
Lake and climbing rock at Les Gaillands, near Chamonix. Christophe Jacquet / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
On 31 August 2020, at around 11.30 am, a young woman had a climbing...
A public inquiry into the project to replace the Charamillon gondola and associated facilities on the Balme ski area. Photo source @PlanetChamonix
On 26 August 2020, the Chamonix municipal council discussed the...
Stone tower in Aiguille d'Entrèves, Mont Blanc Massif, France/Italy border. Author Carlos Baquero, photo source @flickr.com, licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0
On 27 August 2020, two mountaineers were practising on the Aiguille d...
The decree signed on 3 August which imposed the mandatory mask-wearing in centre Chamonix will be extended throughout September. photo source @Radio Mont Blanc
As France is experiencing a level of new coronavirus COVID-19...
On 24 August 2020, a ski lift employee fell 35 m and lost his life, in Les Houches. Photo source@Radio Mont-Blanc
On 24 August 2020, a routine maintenance operation went very badly...
Dragon 74, helicopter of the PGHM of Chamonix, photo source @ledauphine.com
On Sunday, the 23rd August 2020, the PGHM of Chamonix carried out...
A major fire took place in Chamonix centre on 20 August 2020. Photo source @www.facebook.com/sapeurspompiers74
On 20 August 2020, at around 12.20 pm, the firefighters were called...
Gaillands climbing site in Chamonix. O.Taris / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
On 13 August 2020, a 45-year-old man was practising with his 15-year-...
Mont Blanc - Goûter route. Christian / CC BY-SA 2.0 FR (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/fr/deed.en)
On 8 August 2020, the PGHM of Chamonix carried out five interventions...
The snow bridge which gave way opened a crevasse 15 meters wide. Photo source @Le Dauphine
On 7 August 2020, Jean-Louis Le Garrec, a Chamonix guide, was...
South slope of the Grandes Jorasses, with the Planpincieux Glacier on the left, photo source @https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planpincieux_Glacier, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0
On 6 August 2020, the municipality of Courmayeur decided to evacuate...