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First held in 2003 and considered the largest trail race in the world, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc brings around 10,000 ultra-trail runners and 20,000 accompanying people and volunteers to Chamonix every year. The 2021 edition of the UTMB® is scheduled from 23 to 29 August 2021. The registrations for this major ultra-trail running event is divided into three phases. The first phase will begin on 7 January 2021.
The Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB®)
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...
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
After days of very high temperatures, glaciologists observed a...
The PGHM of Chamonix carried out 8 rescue missions on 6 August 2020.
The gendarmes of the PGHM of Chamonix were very busy on 6 August 2020...
Vallot Emergency Hut, in the Mont-Blanc massif. Francofranco56 / Public domain
Saint-Gervais-les-Bains municipality financed a new hyperbaric...
To limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the mayor of Chamonix imposed the wearing of face masks in the pedestrian and busiest areas of Chamonix. photo source @Radio Mont Blanc
To limit the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19, the mayor of...