Two mountaineers and a rope made of ropes managed to make a narrow escape on Sunday, June 5. The couple from Lyon were trying to climb the White Rock (2,928m), the highest point in the Belledonne mountain massif. His fall was fatal. After she had hit a boulder, they miraculously stopped just a few meters below. After hitting a rock, she suffered a severe bruise and was frightened. The couple, very shocked, were rescued by the Modane High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon and a doctor from the Smur of Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, then dropped off at the hospital in the same city with the Choucas 73 helicopter. Poor air conditions and strong winds made it difficult to respond quickly.
Mountain rescue also reached a Haute Savoie mountain biker in his 40s with a broken ankle. He had fallen during an excursion to Autrans-Meaudre. He was taken to Grenoble's southern hospital.