Two climbers survive 100 metre fall in mountains

1st September 2009, Comments 0 comments

One of the climbers slipped on the glacier and dragged his companion down with him.

Vienna – Two Dutch climbers survived a fall of over 100 metres (330 feet) in the Grossglockner mountain range in southern Austria, rescuers said Tuesday.

The accident happened when the pair descended from the 3,800 m Grossglockner peak. The lead climber slipped on the glacier, despite wearing crampons, and dragged his companion down with him in the vertiginous fall.

The 36-year-old was seriously injured and taken to hospital in Lienz by helicopter, but his companion was unscathed.

AFP / Expatica

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