The Gautier route to the highest peak in Europe begins from Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, and dozens of people are trying to climb it, despite the fact that the authorities warn everyone against it. According to local mayor Jean-Marc Belleix, who introduced the measure, recklessness is just “Russian roulette.” An installment amount will be deducted from the deposit, ten thousand euros will cover the costs of rescue, five thousand will cover possible funerals.
Local tour guides have suspended their activities on the accessible road since mid-July due to the increased risk of rockfalls. Local administrative bodies warned citizens to avoid the area. As the heat wave continues, conditions become more dangerous.
According to Jean-Marc Peillex, dozens of self-proclaimed climbers are ignoring the warning. He also spoke of the desire of five Roman tourists in shorts, sneakers and straw hats to climb to the top of the mountain, but the mountain rangers turned them back in time.
If people want to climb a mountain and die in a backpack, they have to pay the rescue and funeral expenses up front, because it is not acceptable that French taxpayers have to foot the bill.
The mayor said.
More than a hundred people have died on the Gutter Road in the past twenty years. The summit can also be reached via the Ratti Road from the Italian side of Mont Blanc from Courmayeur, but this path is less used – Writes the paper.
Roberto Rota, the mayor of Courmayeur, said he does not plan to restrict the climb to the summit of the mountain, describing the deposit as surreal. The most the authorities can do, he said, is to warn people of the difficult circumstances.
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