26-year-old fell 50 meters to his death – 5 minutes

Posted on June 29, 2024 at 4:56 pm
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The 26-year-old lost his balance and fell 50 meters to his death.

The 26-year-old lost his balance and fell 50 meters to his death.

This Saturday, a 26-year-old man from Innsbruck fell to his death in Salzburg. As part of a training course, he climbed “Big Geiger” with his instructor and lost his balance.

Van Leonie Holworth

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This morning, June 29th, a fatal alpine accident occurred around 8:30 a.m. on the north ridge of the Großer Geiger in Neukirchen, Salzburg. As part of the training course, the 26-year-old from Innsbruck, along with a 48-year-old instructor from the Imst district, was in a guided rope group on the way to the “Bleidhacher” and the summit on the north side. of the Großer Geiger. The 26-year-old led the training.

A fall from a height of 50 m

At about 3,080 meters, the younger man became unbalanced on a loose rock and fell. The instructor responded as quickly as possible and tried to prevent the fall. The rope broke, probably due to the shearing motion of the sharp rock edge. The 26-year-old fell 50 meters. The alpinists who were there administered first aid, but only the emergency doctor could determine that the alpinist was dead. The deceased was rescued by the Libelle police helicopter.

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