A doctor and fixture amongst the skiing and mountaineering community in Chamonix, France is dead after being buried in an avalanche while skiing in the Aiguilles Rouges area of the Mont Blanc Massif reports Sky News.
The slide occurred on Monday and involved four others in addition to the doctor, Emmanuel Cauchy. The other skiers are being treated at a hospital in nearby Sallanches. Cauchy’s body was recovered and identified by fellow mountain guides. He was 58 years old.
Known for his deep knowledge of frostbite and its treatments, Cauchy was known the world over by expedition climbers as the guy to see. He worked on expeditions as well as on location for movies such as James Bond – Tomorrow Never Dies.
He did so based out of his home in the Mont Blanc Massif, where he skied, climbed, and treated patients for decades. He will be greatly missed.
*Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim.
Find the entire Sky News article here: Mountaineer doctor dies in French Alps avalanche