Climbers who want to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, will have to pay £15,000 or roughly Rs 14.4 lakh towards possible rescue and funeral expenses before exiting. To achieve feats. The decision to introduce this compulsory fee was suggested by a French mayor named Jean-Marc Pelleaux. According to Jean-Marc, who is the mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, it is unacceptable that so many unqualified climbers are gambling with their lives trying to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, and the cost to the French taxpayer if anything happens. missed The Mayor’s proposed costs include £10,000 towards rescue costs and £5,000 towards possible funeral costs.
“People want to climb with death in their backpacks,” Jean-Marc said in a statement posted on Twitter. So, let’s estimate how much it will cost to exhume them and bury them because it is unacceptable that French taxpayers should foot the bill,” as translated by The Guardian. The statement added that the municipality of Saint-Gervais “will take measures in line with the irresponsibility of some and the risk they run to rescuers,” CNN reported.
Drought and heat waves have made mountain climbing more dangerous. Due to this, local mountain guide companies temporarily stopped their services. A popular hiking route known as Voi Royal or Royal Way was suspended by the authorities.
Despite such terrible conditions, some climbers try to avoid the ban and try to climb the summit anyway. In early July, as many as eleven people were killed when a massive glacier hit a popular train on Italy’s Marmolada Mountain. On July 30, police officers, in a helicopter, had to turn away a group of Romanian hikers, trying to reach the summit of Mont Blanc, using megaphones.
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