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Sep 15, 2006, 10:20 PM
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Tourist Numbers Affecting Mont Blanc
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John Lichfield of The NZ Hearald paints a grim picture of the effects of tourism on Mont Blanc. with tourist numbers to the region tipped to increase, Out spoken Mayor Jean-Marc Peillex, of Saint-Gervais, France, thinks some protective measures need to be taken now but has come up against opposition to some of his ideas


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I was just in the Mont Blanc valley last week, and for sure, hikers and mountaineers were everywhere. As I understand it, the usual route is to take the tram up to L'Aguille du Midi, and then begin from there. If that's correct, what if climbers simply were forced to start from the base of the mountain? Adding an extra 2000M on to the climb might knock some of the weekend warriors out of the game.


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