A group of several Spanish climbers was progressing in the Gouter Couloir, towards the Gouter hut, their goal: make the ascent of Mont Blanc the next day.
But yesterday, an accident came to end their dream to climb the Mont Blanc.
The climbers had chosen to climb independently (without being roped together) the Gouter Couloir, particularly exposed, without crampons, despite the snow that fell last week on the path. A choice quite understandable considering the thickness of snow, but that was fatal to one of them.
«We believe he just slipped», says one member of the PGHM of Chamonix.
The man died instantly
It was a mountain guide who alerted the PGHM when he saw the man falling more than one hundred meters. "There were several guides trying to rescue him, but when they arrived it was already too late ... "