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On 20th October 2019, the wind blew hard at the Aiguille du Midi (3,842 m or 12,605 ft). According to the Réseau d'Observation Météo du Massif Alpin , which gathers data from many volunteer observers, the gusts reached 185 km / h, due to foehn effect , which causes warming and drying of air on the lee side of cross mountain wind. It is not that uncommon to experience such powerful gusts at the Aiguille du Midi. In 2018, during the Eleanor storm , which caused considerable damage to the Panoramic Mont-Blanc cable car, winds blew with 250 km/h. However, winds usually blow calmer on Aiguille du...
Strong Winds at 185 km/h on the Aiguille du Midi on October 20th, 2019
Montenvers Train to Mer de Glace
On 28 September 2019, the Compagnie du Mont-Blanc announced the...
PGHM Chamonix helicopter, credit @pghm-chamonix.com
The summer of 2019 has been a busy one for the High Mountain...
Mont-Blanc summit and the Bosses ridge
On 23 September 2019, two Germans left from Les Houches to try to...
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
Sliding at speeds of 50-60cm (16-23in) per day, a glacier in the Mont...
Goûter Refuge (3815 m).
Due to bad weather conditions, the Goûter refuge closed today, the...
The Pioneers of Chamonix lost on Sunday to Rouen. photo source @ledauphine.com
Sunday, the 22nd of September 2019, was the fourth day of Ligue...
Combats des Reines, photo source @lenouvelliste.ch
The traditional Battle of the Queens will take place on Sunday, on...
The PGHM of Chamonix found the body of the hiker who went missing on Friday, the 13th of September 2019. photo source @ledauphine.com
Yesterday, the 18th of September 2019, the PGHM of Chamonix...
School Strike for Climate Melbourne 30-11-18, by julian meehan, photo source @flickr.com, licensed under CC BY 2.0
On Friday, the 20th of September 2019, the Global Climate Strike...
The new Refuge Albert 1er Hut, Glacier du Tour, Massif du Mont Blanc
According to LeDauphine , the season is over for Albert 1er refuge...
Paragliding
This Saturday, on the 14th of September 2019, a paragliding pilot...
Jean-François Jaillot (50) is 1.80 cm (5ft 11in) and 75 kg (165 lbs). He has short and white hair.  photo source @facebook.com/pghm.chamonixmontblanc/
On Friday, the 13th of September 2019, Jean-François Jaillot went...