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Swiss climber who cried wolf fined 1500 euros

Rescue helicopter Mont Blanc (archive photo)

A 31 year old Swiss climber who called the French rescue services claiming to have frostbite has been fined 3000 euros, 1500 of which are suspended for “giving false information leading to a rescue”. The verdict was handed down today in the first instance court in Bonneville, Haute-Savoie.
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Posted by davidof on the 18 June 2015

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Trip Reports

Heavy snow on the Belle Etoile

We set off to tour around and enjoy the beautiful mountains but finally we just did a return to the Belle Etoile and it was not bad at all.

We started at 7am. David put skis on a few minutes from the car park at 1500 meters with a few cm of hard snow.
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Posted by davidof on the 2015-05-22

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  1. Couloir de la Via Ferrata
  2. Petit Van West Face
  3. Nearly summer
  4. Last skate?

Routes

Bois Fran├žais

From the Bois de Batie car park follow the cycle trail to towards Chambery for 500m under the bridge. U-turn and follow along the right bank of the Isere to Domene then under the road bridge to Meylan.
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Posted by davidof on the 27 May 2015

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  1. Chamrousse Couloir de la Via Ferrata
  2. Petit Van West Face
  3. Grand Revard Nordic Ski Area
  4. Tour of Mont Rachais

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