Blown fuse – climber falls to his death on the Rote Wand


Just 48 hours after a 28-year-old German fell 200 meters in Kleinwalsertal, another fatal mountain drama took place on Whit Monday in Vorarlberg. A 36-year-old fell while climbing the “Red Wall” and died.

The man wanted to do the “Rote Kraft” route (difficulty 7c +) in the 2,704-meter-high “Rote Wand” with his 28-year-old companion – both experienced and appropriately equipped climbers, according to police – where he has to do most of the belaying. set yourself.

The two mountaineers had started their journey in the morning. At about noon, the 36-year-old climbed the first 20 meters vertically and installed several safety devices, then briefly climbed into the rope.

Hit the base of the wall
Apparently the last mobile security device ruptured and three more as a result, whereupon the man fell in front of his companion and slammed into the base of the wall. Although rescuers were immediately notified, only the climber’s death could be determined.

Source: Krone


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