Late yesterday afternoon in a skiing accident has claimed the lives of a guide and one of his two clients.
Yesterday, the CRS Alps Briancon occurred on the La Grave, following a serious skiing accident that has affected a guide station and client. The man aged 49, living in Voiron, died in the accident, the guide later died after being taken to hospital.
After a morning of skiing in the Valleys of the Meije, a guide and two clients are parties to make the route “The Voulte”, a high mountain in the backcountry.
Parties, in the early afternoon of the arrival station of the cableway Meije at 3200 meters altitude, the trio skied up a passage requiring the installation of a recall of about thirty meters.
This reminder has gone well, the three men then gathered at the foot of the cliff, facing a very steep slope (35%), on a snow excessively hard, and that’s where the drama is played.
After a few turns, for reasons that remain to Lighten, the guide and his client have loosened over 400 meters. At present it remains unclear if the client slipped and broke his guide, or if the guide fell while trying to catch up with his client in danger.
The second customer, a 38 year old Austrian, came down the slope until the two bodies, noting the death of fellow ski very serious condition and the guide who accompanied them.
For summoning assistance, he continued his descent to the road where he stopped a vehicle, a car was following right behind the police station, the alert was given to 17 hours.
At nightfall, on a land inaccessible to the men conducting the Alps CRS aid, evacuating the guide whose life was committed to the hospital in Briançon. He died during his evacuation to hospital of Grenoble. Affiliated to the office of La Grave guides, he was just 29 years.
This is the PGHM Briançon which is responsible for the investigation.