Saturday, August 18, 2012

Even Chamonix Has Limits

Chamonix - probably the adventure capital of the world - has instituted a ban on wingsuit flying.

This is a quote from the mayor:
"'For us, adventure doesn't mean extreme risk,' said Chamonix mayor Eric Fournier. 'We have to ask questions of responsibility and respect for other sports.'"

Which is a little ironic considering:

...Last month, nine experienced climbers died in an avalanche on the French side of the mountain. And there have been increasing concerns that the area is becoming just too crowded."

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