Sylvain Tesson's diary: the European journey | EUROtoday

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Dor practically forty years in Chamonix, the National Ski and Mountaineering Instruction Center of the Gendarmerie (Cnisag) has been coaching and coaching excessive mountain rescuers. One day, within the blue helicopters, the newly licensed gendarmes will come to assistance from a mountaineer or a hiker who has fallen into the White.

The author Jacques Perry-Salkow discovered the deadly anagram of the north face of the Grandes Jorasses: “The dungeon has shattered looks. » The mountain is not a killer, but every misstep on the balconies of the void carries its penalty. This is the absurd grandeur of mountaineering, a vital and deadly game, useless and serious. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry gave a perfect definition of life in one shot: “a game without deposit”.

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