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4 Fatalities on Monte Rosa Massif

July 10 2004 at 4:25 PM
roger  (Login dipper)

Response to July 2004 Accidents/Rescues


The bodies of the four French climbers who died on the Valdostan side of the Monte Rosa Massif have been recovered. The four bodies have been airlifted by the Valdostan national rescue service to the city morgue of Champoluc. At around six this morning, the helicopter was able to take off because the weather had cleared making it possible to recover the four victims' bodies. The climbers were found near Castore Mountain (4,225 m) between D'Ayas Valley and Gressoney Valley. It seems from the first inquiries, that they fell from the top of the Castore Mountain, slipping down its side. The tragedy took place yesterday. The four, together with two other French climbers were all well-equipped experts; the two survivors, a man and a woman, were brought to Aosta's regional hospital, are in "very serious conditions",

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