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Reduce the risk in the Goûter couloir
The Foundation publishes several studies to advance the prevention of risks.
The mountain police force of the Haute-Savoie and Petzl Foundation’s collaborative study aims to better understand the hazards of stone fall encountered during the normal route of Mont Blanc, from the refuge of Tête Rousse to the refuge du Goûter.
In the summer of 2011, Alpes Ingé realised for the Petzl Foundation a statistic study concerning stone fall and the crossing of the couloir du Goûter, which is the main access to Mont Blanc.
During the most critical hours, between 11am and 13.30am, we can observe that a stone fall occurs on average every 17 minutes.
In first, risk's prevention involves necessarily a good information, that why we have launched the advertising campaign: "Reaching the top of Mont Blanc, A concern for alpinists" with the coordination Montagne
The Petzl Foundation offers a contribution to improve safety in the Gouter couloir, on the normal route of Mont Blanc: a study was launched to prevent accidents in this couloir very exposed to falling rocks.
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