Two Italian climbers have been killed by an avalanche on Friday while climbing the north facing Goulotte de Casset above Monetier-les-Bains, part of the Serre Chevalier ski domain.
A friend of the two climbers became concerned when the men, a guide and his client, failed to return on Friday night after setting out to climb the Tête de Sainte Marguerite. A cornice broke away starting an avalanche in the goulotte knocking the men from their rope as they were descending. One man was found on the surface of the slide by a team from the Mountain Police (PGHM) on Saturday morning the other man was localised by an avalanche dog. The avalanche risk was 3 (considerable) at the time.