Adamello-Brenta Park, Italy – On Sunday, August 27, 2017 a group of 9 mountaineers were climbing on a glacier on the northwest ridge of Cima Presanella in Adamello Brenta Park in northern Italy.
The mountaineers consisted of two families. They were ascending from the Denza Refuge toward the Sella Freshfield on Cima Presanella when the accident occurred at approximately 9:30 AM.
CNN.com writes that “The climbers were connected by three ropes. They fell when those on the lowest rope slipped on the glacier, dragging down others higher up the slope, according to the rescue center.”
Two climbers died in the fall. Seven others were injured. Three of those climbers suffered serious injuries – including a teenager. One of the injured climbers was rescued, but died from the injuries sustained in the accident.
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