Avalanche Kills Skier On Glattwang In Graubunden, Switzerland


Glattwang, Switzerland – On Saturday, December 23, 2017 a 31-year-old French ski tourer was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche on 2376-meter Glattwang in Graubunden, Switzerland.

Switzerland | Pixabay Image
Switzerland | Pixabay Image

On Saturday, the skier went skiing with his girlfriend. The man decided to climb and ski Glattwang solo, while his companion went to a shelter. When the skier did not return, rescuers initiated a search and found the man’s body buried 3-meters deep in a ravine on Sunday morning. The skier had triggered an avalanche on the descent and was dragged over a kilometer through rough and rocky terrain

SLF.ch reports that this avalanche took place at 2340 meters on a northwest aspect in Glattwang in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland. One person was caught, buried, and killed. The avalanche danger at the time was 2/5.

Lawis.at reports that this avalanche occurred on 2017-12-23 at 16:00 in Glattwang in Switzerland. They report a lat/long of 46.8815° N / 9.7139° E. The size 3 slab avalanche occurred at 2340 meters on a northwest aspect.

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