Mont-Blanc: a climber dies at Mer de Glace

 

On Monday 27 September 2021, at midday, a fatal rare accident occurred at the Mer de Glace ("Sea of Ice") , in the Mont-Blanc massif.

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Rock Blocks can be unstable on the Mer de Glace. Archive DL /Amélie DAVIET. Photo source : @https://c.ledauphine.com
Passage of Les Échelles des Égralets. Photo source: https://www.refuges.info/point
Rock Blocks can be unstable on the Mer de Glace. Archive DL /Amélie DAVIET. Photo source : @https://c.ledauphine.com
Rock Blocks can be unstable on the Mer de Glace. Archive DL /Amélie DAVIET. Photo source : @https://c.ledauphine.com

 

A 32-year-old climber died following a boulder slide of a moraine in the Mer de Glace sector.

He was part of a group of two mountaineers climbing the glacial tongue and walking through the moraine boulders to reach Les Echelles des Egralets (2230 m) with the idea of ​​climbing up to the Chapeau Hut. But in this area, made of more or less stable rocks in a succession of small mounds, a boulder slide occurred and unfortunately hit one of the two climbers.

The young man found himself caught under a massive rock.

Alerted by his rope companion, the PGHM (Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute Montagne) of Chamonix could do nothing to save the climber.

The victim, originally from the Haute-Savoie department, was pronounced dead by the attending doctor.

Source: @ Le Dauphine

 

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