Monday, June 29, 2015

Two climbers die in the Ecrins – Le Figaro

Two climbers forty years were found dead this morning after unscrewing the Ecrins, according to the CRS Briancon (Hautes-Alpes) specialized in mountain rescue.

Parties perform the ascent of Olan (3,564 meters) in Isère, with its northern edge, the two mountaineers were discovered isérois to 10:00 during a helicopter reconnaissance, the source said, confirming a report in Dauphiné Libéré .

This is the guardian of the refuge of Font Turbat (2169 meters) which gave the alert late last night, not seeing the two men who had left a part of their business in refuge. The high mountain police squad (PGHM) in Grenoble then made a first helicopter reconnaissance, which proved unsuccessful. CRS Briançon have taken over this morning.

The bodies were found about 3,000 meters high in a rocky area. They died after unscrewing, according to rescuers.


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