Two alpinists fell 200 meters from Mont-Maudit

 

This Tuesday, the 25th of June 2019, two Polish mountaineers were descending from Mont-Maudit when they unscrewed.

Although they fell 200 meters, they are, fortunately, unharmed.

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 Mont Maudit seen from Mont Blanc du Tacul, photo by Eltouristo, licensed under CC-BY 3.0, photo source @commons.wikimedia.org/wiki
Col du Mont Maudit - North side, by Luc Guillet, licensed under CC-BY 2.0, photo source @commons.wikimedia.org

The two Polish mountaineers unscrewed while descending Mont-Maudit, in the Mont-Blanc massif.

They fell two hundred meters and they stopped very close to the seracs below them.

The PGHM of Chamonix, who were announced by a witness, came to their rescue.

The two alpinists, who were unharmed, were evacuated to the Sallanches hospital.

Le Dauphine

"A slide on a snow slope is never trivial and they were very lucky not to encounter pebbles, bars or precipices, especially since they could have hit with their crampons and ice axes. ", declared one of the gendarmes of the PGHM Chamonix for Europe1.

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