Posted on: 2021-02-05 22:52:48 by davidof

Climber killed in Hautes-Alps

A climber has been killed in the Hautes-Alpes in the commune of Ch√Ęteauroux-les-Alpes following a natural avalanche on the ice-fall he was climbing. The incident occurred at 13h30, the victim's protection gave way under the force of the snow purge and he fell 100 meters. The accident occurred in the Vallon du Couleau at 2100 meters. The avalanche risk was 3/5 with the bulletin warning of natural wet snow slides with the risk increasing during the day. The zero isotherm was 2700 meters.