French mayor wants Mont Blanc climbers to pay €15,000 rescue and funeral deposit

French mayor wants Mont Blanc climbers to pay €15,000 rescue and funeral deposit

(CNN) — Anyone wanting to summit Europe’s tallest peak, Mont Blanc, may soon have to put up a €15,000 (about $15,300) deposit to cover possible rescue and funeral costs under plans announced by a local mayor fed up with the “contempt” of risk-taking climbers. Jean-Marc Peillex, mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains, a town on the French side, … Read more