End of unexpected rise for a father and his son. A Russian mountaineer who planned to climb Mont Blanc with his ten year old son was stopped this Sunday, September 8th. He was arrested by an agent of the commune of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains in Haute-Savoie, at the foot of the normal way, according to the town hall.

The man in his forties and the boy were intercepted under the snow shortly before 11am by a controller at the Eagle Nest, at an altitude of 2,300 meters, as they were leaving the cogwheel train allowing mountaineers to reach the foot of the ascent. They turned back around 13h, dissuaded from rushing into the horrible weather conditions of the moment in the region.

Moreover, the father had no no reservation in one of the three refuges of the normal way, condition sine qua non now imposed on candidates for ascension.

"There is no rule for children. You can ride with your infant if you wish. But there is the notion of endangering the lives of others, "said the Mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains Jean-Marc Peillex. the elected one made the regulation from the roof of Europe its workhorse.

"If the snow has appeared, the squeakers have not disappeared.Today it is a #Russian who wanted to climb with his toddler.With the #brigadeblanche he turned around", he tweeted.

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