Editions:  Austria · Denmark · France · Germany · Italy · Norway · Spain · Sweden · Switzerland

French Alps: Austrian falls to death on Mont Blanc

Share this article

French Alps: Austrian falls to death on Mont Blanc
File photo: AFP
08:54 CEST+02:00
An Austrian climber fell some 200 metres (650 feet) to his death Saturday while descending Mont Blanc, Western Europe's highest mountain, rescuers said.

The 65-year-old man, who was not identified, slipped just before reaching the Gouter route and was killed instantly. His two climbing companions were brought down by rescuers.

Police have opened a probe into the death, which does not appear to be related to a rock-fall.

The mountain in 2014 saw one of its worst accidents in a decade when six French climbers plummeted to their deaths.

READ ALSO: American skier dies after fall in Mont Blanc range

Get notified about breaking news on The Local

Share this article

Advertisement

From our sponsors

The Swedish university where students tackle real-world problems

Ranked among the world’s best young universities in the QS Top 50 Under 50, Linköping University (LiU) uses innovative learning techniques that prepare its students to tackle the challenges of tomorrow.

Jobs
Click here to start your job search
Advertisement

Popular articles