Rockfall Near The Famous Lac Blanc Chamonix

Tragedy struck yesterday on one of the most famous Chamonix hikes.

This Sunday on the popular trail that runs between Lac Blanc and the Col des Montets, a 68 year old hiker lost his life.

It was early afternoon on the last section of the hike just above the Col des Montets, the gentlemen whilst hiking with his wife was hit by a rock when a landslide happened up above the trail.  Later the PGHM confirmed the gentlemen was hit by a falling rock of 70cm in diameter.

Could this be yet another sad sign that the permafrost is melting much quicker than first thought?

The Chamonix Mairie has banned access to the trail until further notice, signs have been put up on both ends of the trail.

Trial Closed

Trial Closed
Planet Chamonix

1 reply

Comments are closed.

More Planet Chamonix News!

Doctor Bailey's Body Found

MISSING | Dr Bailey's Body Has Been Found

In an area not far from the chalets du Fer (Chenaux), at about 1,280 metres a snowshoe was found placed against a tree.
Snow Alert Chamonix Snow Forecast For Chamonix Mont Blanc

❄️❄️❄️ Powder Alert #7 | 56 cm!! ❄️❄️❄️

More snow has been ordered... YIPPPEEE Easter Holiday POW POW
PGHM Chamonix

Eugster Couloir 3 Alpinists Fall 600m!

Late Sunday morning three alpinists fell 600 metres down a couloir on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi.