Danish Skier Dies in Cliff Fall

The lifeless body of a Danish skier was found yesterday at the bottom of steep cliffs in the area of the Gorges de Sarenne in the ski resort of l’Alpe d’Huez.

The man had been reported missing by friends when he failed to turn up for the coach trip home on Saturday.  It is believed that he had been suffering from depression.

The Alpine CRS (Compagnie Républicaine de Sécurité) who are responsible for civil protection in the region found the body of the man.  He appeared to have fallen many meters over the cliffs.  Due to the location a helicopter had to be called to recover the body. The gorges de Sarenne lay claim to Europe’s longest black run at 17km and have a number of off-piste itinearies. There are also numerous rock-bars and cliffs. A Dutch couple died earlier in the season after falling over cliffs in the Grandes Rousses sector of the resort.


Posted by on Wednesday, 07 April, 2004 at 04:36 PM

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