A clap of thunder. Pellets of rain strike her once, twice, a torrent. She is trembling when she reaches the threshold of the mountains. Here an archway soars above her head, gaping graceful as a temple hewn by gods.
Climate change also threatens mountaineering routes and hut access in the French Mont Blanc massif (Mourey and Ravanel 2017; Mourey et al. 2019a, b). Climate change has reduced the aesthetic value of the Forni glacier in Italy (Garavaglia et al. 2012), modified access to the normal Everest route (Watson and King 2018), and led to the vanishing of touristic glaciers, such as the Chacaltaya glacier in Bolivia (Kaenzig et al. 2016). 2b1af7f3a8