Extremes on Mont Blanc Prompt Mayor to Seek ‘Funeral Deposit’ for Climbers

August 4, 2022

Amid chaotic weather and resulting surface conditions on high peaks all over Europe, one French Mayor takes a stand for his constituent taxpayers.

In an Aug. 3 statement, Mayor Jean-Marc Peillex announced plans to levy a €15,000 ($15,341) deposit to climb Mont Blanc (15,771 feet) via the popular Goûter route. Gear Junkie