The useless battle of Luciano Ratto on Grand Couloir to the Gouter
"The high temperatures are causing major falls of more frequent stones along the Gouter Couloir and so the French authorities in a note recommending extreme caution. The Prefect of the Haute Savoie and Saint Gervais Mayor asking to mountaineers alpiù leaving early in the morning when temperatures are lower, both to reach the refuge of Gouter is to reach the top ... ". This news appeared in "La Vallée News" which aroused the indignation of Luciano Ratto, Founder of the Club 4000. Last year our Luciano had created a dossier the dangerousness of the Gouter route to Mont Blanc and the possible solutions, files taken from various specialized publications. You can read his bitter remarks on the site of MountCity where you can also consult the complete dossier.
(FM - Source: L. Ratto, 9-09-2016)