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Doug Mayer from Run the Alps has a quick and helpful list for Americans traveling to Chamonix for UTMB on UltraSignup News. To put in perspective what UTMB means for Chamonix:

The village, really just a few square kilometers in size, houses 4,000 or so residents. A similar number of Chamoniards live in the outlying villages of Les Houches, Servoz, Argentière, Le Tour, and Vallorcine. The last week of August, however, that number goes up — way, way up — by another 100,000 people.

The short summary of his suggestions:

Respect the locals and use the bus.

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