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French mayor proposes €15,000 deposit to climb Mont Blanc to cover rescue, possible funeral costs

A French mayor says conditions on Mont Blanc are now so dangerous that climbers should pay a €15,000 deposit to cover rescue and possible funeral costs. Jean-Marc Peillex is mayor of Saint-Gervais, a village at the foot of Western Europe’s highest mountain, whose summit is at 4,807m (15,774ft). Those who ignored warnings and took the […]