The prefecture of Haute-Savoie recommends that you no longer climb Mont-Blanc by the normal route. Indeed, it has become too dangerous due to falling rocks. The so-called “Goûter” route allows you to reach the summit of the massif. Except that with the drought, it is no longer passable. The authorities of Haute-Savoie have therefore recommended that mountaineers temporarily postpone their ascent.

“Due to the current exceptional climatic conditions and the drought phenomenon that the department has been experiencing for several weeks, significant rockfalls occur in the normal route of ascent to the summit of Mont-Blanc, day and night, and especially at the busiest times, namely early in the morning”, write the prefecture of Haute-Savoie and the town hall of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in a press release

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The guide companies of this city and Chamonix have for their part temporarily suspended the ascent of Mont-Blanc by the classic route, a “wise decision” according to the authorities, who invite mountaineers to turn to other routes. high and medium mountains in the massif. Calls for caution were issued, for the same reasons, during the summers of 2018 and 2020.