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PGHM Chamonix helicopter in action during a mountain rescue

In Chamonix, the PGHM mountain rescue had a busy summer

The summer of 2019 has been a busy one for the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM) of Chamonix.

According to Le Dauphine, the gendarmes were involved in a total of 460 rescue missions in the Mont-Blanc massif.

460 missions this summer means fewer missions than in the summer of 2018 (520). However, Le Dauphine writes that it was actually the summer of 2018 that was an exception, with more rescue missions than during previous years.