Chamonix: Busy day for the PGHM, Saturday 18 June


Saturday 18 June 2022, was a hot and busy day in the high mountains, that was no respite for the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM), which at 6 p.m. in the afternoon, had already carried out six rescues.

Samedi 18 juin 2022, les secouristes du PGHM de Chamonix avaient réalisé six secours. Photo source:

Six rescue interventions for PGHM

Early in the morning, The PGHM rescuers went to the Goûter Hut (3815m) for a man with Covid. He was evacuated to Sallanches Hospital.

The gendarmes then took the direction of La Flégère where they rescued a man who suffered a hip fracture after falling from an electric mountain bike. He was taken to Sallanches Hospital.

Then a 29-year-old climber with a broken collarbone after falling on the ridge of the Frêtes des Charmoz was also taken to Sallanches Hospital.

In the afternoon, the Chamonix PGHM went to Les Houches, where a 22-year-old also had broken his collarbone, but this time, after falling from a bike in the bikepark.

Rescuers then evacuated a paraglider, unharmed, who made a wrong landing in the Ensa corridor.

Finally, the PGHM rescued a woman with a wrist injury at Lake Blanc (2352m) in the Aiguilles Rouges massif.

Source: @Le Dauphiné Libéré


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