American climber falls to his death at the Aiguille du Peigne


On Saturday, the 3rd of August 2019, the PGHM of Chamonix intervened in the Mont-Blanc massif.

An American climber fell 100 meters, but unfortunately, the PGHM could not do anything for him.

View of the north and west slopes of the Aiguille du Peigne, with on the left the Aiguille des Pélerins and in the background on the right the Aiguille du Midi. Photo source, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.
View of the summit ridge of the Aiguille du Peigne, photo source, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0

On Saturday, mid-morning, two American climbers were evolving on the Aiguille du Peigne (3192 m or 10472 ft), in the Mont-Blanc massif.

The one who was at the head fell 100 meters (328 ft), causing the rope to break.

Unfortunately, the fall was fatal for the 47-year old man as he was declared dead on the spot by the doctor of the Hospitals of the Pays du Mont-Blanc.

His climbing colleague, aged 49, was rescued by the PGHM of Chamonix and is safe.

Le Dauphine

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