French Skier Dies While Retrieving Dropped Ski Pole

French Skier Dies While Retrieving Dropped Ski Pole

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French Skier Dies While Retrieving Dropped Ski Pole

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Plateau du Couloir | Photo Credit:

Plateau du Couloir | Photo Credit: SummitPost.org | Cover Photo: HighMountainGuides.com

  • 3 skiers were attempting the Haute Route at the time of the accident
  • The victim was accompanied by a father-son duo
  • The 52 year-old man fell 650′ and was killed immediately

Sad news is coming out of the alps after a 52 year-old French national died on the Haute Route last week.

According to The Local, the fateful accident occurred after the man in question dropped a ski pole while descending the Plateau du Couloir in the Swiss territory of Bourg-St-Pierre on Wednesday. The victim, who was accompanied by a father and son, eventually attempted to retrieve the ski pole and later fell roughly 650′ to his death. Their group was in route to the Chanrion Refuge at the time of the mishap.

Bourge St Pierre Region, Switzerland

Bourg-St-Pierre, Switzerland

*Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim

Find the entire Local article here: Man falls to his death over dropped ski pole

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