Eight mountain climbers have died in three different coincidences this weekend in the Austrian and Italian Alps.
The Austrian Red Cross announced five mountain climbers succumbed Sunday in the Austrian Alps in Wildgerlostal on Mount Gabler, east of Innsbruck, and a sixth climber was severely injured, the Austrian news organisation APA reported.
The six others were roped together when they fell in a very remote area of the mountain at an elevation of about 2,000 meters( 6,562 hoofs .) The lone survivor was taken a number of helicopter to a infirmary in Salzburg and is in stable condition, public broadcaster ORF reported.
Apparently one member of the group stole and descended on a glacier, returning the others down with him, the head of the salvage teams, Martin Reichholf, pronounced. The radical fell down 200 meters( gardens) on a steep descent are covered under frost and debris.
One of the climbers who died is referred to as a 34 -year-old man from the German territory of Bavaria, and all five of those killed were likely from Germany, the German news organisation dpa reported.
Three Italian mountain climbers too died this weekend, two of them on Sunday after falling into a fissure in the Italian Alps. The Italian news agency ANSA said one of the crack preys had been rescued Sunday in mausoleum predicament, but subsequently died.
The accident committed groupings of nine mountaineers roped together while clambering on a glacier in Adamello Brenta Park near Trento in north Italy. All of the climbers, including two 13 -year olds, were injured, ANSA reported.
The group was believed to be made up of two class from northern Italy. What generated the two to descend wasn’t immediately known, ANSA said..
Another Italian climber expired Saturday after being hit by boulders in the Valtellina Alpine area, further west of Trento near the border with Switzerland.