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Avalanche Kills Mountaineer On Grossglockner In Austria

Grossglockner, Austria – On Saturday, June 3, 2017 a 31-year-old mountaineer was killed in an early morning avalanche while climbing the Aschenbrennerroute on the north face of the Grossglockner in Austria. The victim and his climbing partner began their climb at 4am. At 5am they passed a group of 4 …

Avalanche Kills Road Worker In Tusheti, Georgia

Tusheti, Georgia – On Sunday, May 15, 2017 a road worker was killed in an avalanche while clearing the road from Pshavi to Omalo in the mountains of the Tusheti region in northeast Georgia. The road from Pshavi to Omalo has been closed for 2 months. Rescuers were …

Avalanche Kills 3 Skiers Near Bonneval-sur-Arc In French Alps

Bonneval-sur-Arc, France – On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 three skiers were killed in an avalanche while ascending the Vallonet Glacier below the col du Greffier (3086 meters) in Vanoise National Park (DW.com). The skiers were  in an off piste area near the Albaron sector near Bonneval-sur-Arc in the Haute-Maurienne …

Avalanche Kills German Climber On Illimani In Bolivia

Illimani, Bolivia – On Sunday, April 30, 2017 a German climber was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche while climbing Illimani near La Paz, Bolivia with a guide. The avalanche occurred around 5000 meters during heavy snowfall. Authorities managed to recover the body on Tuesday. The guide …