Life and Death of Guide

Journalist Georgina Henry skied the Haute Route with Chamonix guide Alain Géloen. Now he’s gone. Killed by an avalanche while telemarking on the Mont-Frety route on the Italian side of Mont Blanc. Her colleague, Gemma Bowes reflects on the incident and the risks run by high mountain guides.

The Observer: Expert or not, avalanches will still kill

Image: Mountain Activity Xpérience

Posted by davidof on Monday, 15 March, 2004 at 02:09 PM

Jérôme Thinières a talented guide was killed on Thurday while climbing in the Cirque de Gavarnie in the Hautes Pyrénées. A large block of ice hit him and a friend, killing both instantly.  Serge Castéran, another guide, who was belaying the pair, was seriously injured.  Jérôme Thinières qualified as a guide in 1999 at the age of 27 and had opened a number of routes in the Pyrénées.

A Spanish climber was killed by an avalanche in the area earlier in the season.

Posted by davidof on  Monday, 15 March, 2004  at 05:59 PM
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