March 27, 2023
The mayor of Saint-Gervais, Jean-Marc Peillex, has decided to make himself the guardian of the law and of the highest peak in Europe: “I am inflexible and I assume it.” Pierre CHARLES/MAXPPP

STORY – The mayor of Saint-Gervais creates controversy after filing a complaint against two mountaineers who camped on the roof of Europe.

Qualified “of cranks” by the mayor of Saint-Gervais, Jean-Marc Peillex, two young mountaineers are at the origin of a great mess in the valley of the Mont Blanc, triggering an avalanche of anger against the city councilor. Already criticized for previous rigid positions, the latter has now put a good part of the mountain guides back to back.

The strong criticism of which he is the target started with the complaint he filed against two climbers. At the end of their ascent of Mont Blanc last October, the mountaineers not only broke the rule by bivouacking at the top but they also gave in to the unrestrained need of their generation: that of filming their exploits. Without this video, there might have been no affair…

There are texts and they must be respected. In this country where everything is screwed up, there are enough of all those who do anything!

Jean-Marc Peillex, Mayor of Saint-Gervais

But on December 26, this almost hour-long film published on social networks appeared on the radar of the mayor of Saint-Gervais, alerted by a regular at the station. In his role as the white knight he has…

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