Ludovic Mazimann, who is from northeastern France, came to the Chamonix valley alone to spend his holiday.
He was last seen on Tuesday, the 16th of July, at the cabin of Rognes, at 2,768 m (9081 ft) above sea level, on the normal route of Mont-Blanc.
Around 7 pm on Sunday, the 21st of July, Ludovic's family alerted the PGHM of Chamonix in regards to Ludovic's disappearance.
On Monday around noon, Ludovic's vehicle was found. It seems that the man wanted to go to the top of Mont Blanc. However. all areas around the Rognes hut, in the middle mountains, are also studied, like the surroundings of the Bionnassay torrent, Les Houches, the Miage chalet
The Chamonix gendarmerie company is conducting the open investigation for the ominous disappearance while the PGHM of Chamonix is managing the searches in the mountains.
The PGHM urges people who have information to call 17 (the gendarmerie).
See below the message posted by the PGHM of Chamonix via Facebook:
"Let's find Ludovic Mazimann.
40 years, 1.82 meters, brown, short hair, 70kg, sporty look.
No sign given since Tuesday, July 16 last. Passed the Rognes hut this Tuesday. Hiked around the area, probably alone.
What to do in case of information to give us:
Join the 17 (gendarmerie)
Thank you in advance.
Pghm Chamonix Mont Blanc." [translation from French]
Update, the 24th of July, 2019.
Unfortunately, Ludovic Mazimann was found dead on July 23rd, by the PGHM of Chamonix. Read details here.