Dent du Geant

An Alpinist was the victim of a rock fall at around 9 am Friday morning on the Dent du Géant, a spectacular needle that rises to more than 4,000 meters above sea level.

Chamonix is in mourning after it loses yet another loved and respected member of the community, Olivier Bonnet.  Director of the historic mountain equipment and climbing company Simond.

(Part of the Decathlon group based in Les Houches at the foot of Mont Blanc)

In the early 1820s in Chamonix the Simond family was made up of several brothers all blacksmiths & crystal hunters.  They knew how to work iron and wood with a forge on the edge of the Arve river.  Manufacturing agricultural tools, bells and equipment dedicated to their activity of crystal hunting.  The first adventurers that headed into the Chamonix mountains were all equipped with Simond crampons, ice axes etc. 

More Planet Chamonix News!

Chamonix PGHM

Nid d’Aigle | Climber Suffers Fatal Fall

/
Yesterday, Friday the 31st of May at around 1 pm, a mountaineer fell on a high alpine trial at the arrival station of the Nid d'Aigle.
Climbers Rescued Off Mont Blanc

Cosmiques Couloir | Deadly Fall

Wednesday afternoon, a 46 year old Swiss woman fell while skiing down the Cosmiques couloir in the Mont-Blanc massif.
Chamonix Rescue Services

Avalanche | Life Lost In The l'Aiguille Rouges

A 33 year old skier sadly lost his life yesterday in the Aiguilles Rouges high above Chamonix.