Two British Skiers Fell Several Hundred Meters To Their Death In The French Alps On Sunday

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Chamonix-Mont-Blanc. Image: ©M. Dalmasso

According to The Telegraph, two British skiers fell several hundred meters to their death while skiing off-piste at Chamonix-Mont-Blanc over the weekend. On Sunday, two men in their 20’s from Cambridge, United Kingdom were skiing off-piste at the ski resort in France when they fell several hundred meters to their death.

The red pin marks the location of the incident. Image: Google Maps

At 11:40am that day, a third skier in the group alerted local authorities of the situation. At the time of the incident, they were skiing Le Couloir Du Chapeau, a steep section of the famous Grands Montets ski area at an altitude of 1,700 meters. It appeared as though the men had skied the earlier in the week. The two skiers fell independently as they skied the 40-degree slope, but both died instantly on impact.

Le Couloir Du Chapeau. Image: Le blog des guides de haute montagne

On Sunday, it was clear and sunny out, but the snow conditions weren’t good. Local authorities are warning individuals to use extreme caution if they choose to venture off-piste. An investigation into the incident is currently on-going and they are questioning the third skier in the group that was unharmed.


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