American Ski Mountaineer Dies After Tragic Fall In Cosmiques Couloir Below Aiguille du Midi On Mont Blanc Massif


Cosmiques Couloir, Mont Blanc – On Sunday, April 16, 2017 a 37-year-old American ski mountaineer died in a fatal fall while skiing the Cosmiques Couloir near the Aiguille du Midi on the Mont Blanc massif in the French Alps.

The man was skiing with friends who alerted authorities about the accident. Authorities responded, but found the man dead at the scene. They noted that the skier made a “technical error” at approximately 3100 meters in steep and rocky terrain. French authorities will conduct a full investigation.

Details are vague at this point. We will try to update this post when more information is available.

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