France to limit access to Mont Blanc to protect biodiversity

Macron says protecting environment is ‘battle of the century’ on visit to Chamonix.

France is to restrict access to Mont Blanc in the Alps in an effort to halt reckless summit attempts and protect the biodiversity of the mountain and its surroundings.

Emmanuel Macron announced the new rules during a visit to Chamonix on Thursday when he visited the famous Mer de Glace (Sea of Ice) glacier, which has shrunk dramatically over the last 20 years.  … Read More


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