Every year, some 30,000 people attempt to climb Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, and a shocking number die on the mountain. The reason, say locals, is overcrowding, foolhardiness and a lack of respect for the White Lady.
The Alps are just so damn accessible. It’s so easy to get ‘up there’ into the zone that in every other mountain range would require alot more foresight, preparation and organization. It’s fantastic up there. But the mountains will always, always demand respect from us.