Guide killed by crevasse fall on Mont-Blanc

A 39 year old guide has been killed on the glacier d’Argenti√®re in the Mont Blanc range yesterday morning at around 10h30. The man was running a crevasse rescue course with two clients.

The guide was digging a hole in the snow to make a belay point when it appears he broke through a snow bridge and fell around 20 meters into a crevasse. The High Mountain Police (PGHM) from Chamonix came to the scene but the guide had been killed by the fall. The guide was from the Haute-Savoie and worked independently.

Posted by davidof on Monday, 13 April, 2009 at 09:30 AM

The guide was Thierry Lokteff. He leaves behind a wife, Sylvia, and family. He was a wonderful person, with a gift to make anyone smile and laugh.

Posted by  on  Thursday, 30 April, 2009  at 07:53 PM

Thanks for the extra information.

A very popular man from what I have heard. He was one of the founder employees of Decathlon at Sallanches before leaving to become a guide.

Very sad for those left behind.

Posted by davidof on  Thursday, 30 April, 2009  at 08:08 PM

Thierry was a truly great adventurer and guide who always made his client groups feel like they had had a full mountain experience. My many friends and I from the UK who have had the priviledge to ski regularly with Thierry over the last 4/5 years will miss him terribly.

Posted by  on  Tuesday, 05 May, 2009  at 06:18 PM
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