A Czech ski mountaineer is dead following a fall off North America’s highest peak reports youralaskalink.com.
45 year-old Pavel Michut was skiing down the 5,000′ Messner Couloir on Denali this past Saturday when he hit windblown, crusty snow at approximately 17,000′. Ultimately, the Czech ski mountaineer lost his footing and plunged 1,500′ down the couloir. The incident was witnessed by a nearby team of climbers who reached Michut within minutes of watching the accident occur. Unfortunately, Michut was already dead when they reached his body.
Pavel Michut is the only person to die on Denali this year.
*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family.
Find the entire youralaskalink.com article here: Man Dies Skiing Down Denali’s Messner Couloir