Skier Falls Into Crevasse in the sector of the Séracs du Géant

 

Wednesday 21st March 2018, at around midday, a man fell about twenty meters into a crevasse, while he was skiing in the sector of the Séracs du Géant, in the Mont Blanc massif (4808,72m), on the route of the Vallée Blanche.

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The sector of the Séracs du Géant on the route of the Vallée Blanche. Photo source: @http://glaciers-climat.fr
Skier Falls Into Crevasse in the sector of the Séracs du Géant. Photo source: @http://c.ledauphine.com
The classic route of the Vallée Blanche. Photo source: @Alta-Via.fr
The Séracs du Géant. Photo source: @www.camptocamp.org

According to Le Dauphine, seriously injured, the skier has been hospitalized in Sallanches but his vital prognosis is not engaged.

The man was rescued by the Chamonix PGHM (Peloton de Gendarmerie de Haute-Montagne), dispatched to the scene with a doctor from Mont Blanc hospital by the civil security helicopter Dragon 74.

Yesterday, in the same sector

A speed-rider suffered a fall and required the intervention of the helicopter. Unhurt, he was taken to the Requin Refuge.

In the middle of the day, four skiers technically blocked had to be evacuated at the Drop Zone (DZ) of the Bois in Chamonix

Take great care, hire a High Mountain Guide who knows the area and has plenty of experience. Also keep the PGHM number always ready and close to you, to stay safe in the mountains!

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