French Skimo Champion Dies While Climbing In The Alps

French Skimo Champion Dies While Climbing In The Alps

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French Skimo Champion Dies While Climbing In The Alps

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A tragedy in the ski mountaineering community occurred last Friday. CBS News reports that French ski mountaineer Adèle Milloz passed away this past Friday while climbing in the Mont-Blanc mountain range. She was climbing with an unidentified friend, who also sadly passed away. They were doing mountaineering practice on the Aiguille du Peigne, as Adèle had been training to become a professional mountain guide. What caused their deaths has not been identified by authorities. Adèle Milloz was only twenty-six years old.

Adèle Milloz had an extremely successful career as a ski mountaineer. She won the junior world champion in sprint, won gold in sprint at the Winter Military World Games in Sochi in 2017, and won the European Sprint Championship for seniors in 2018. She retired from the sport in 2019 and spent her final years training to work as a professional mountain guide in the French alps.

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, who is the French Sports Minister, released the following statement on Twitter:

“Deeply saddened by the death of ski mountaineering champion Adèle Milloz in Mont-Blanc, at the age of 26, and of the woman who was by her side. I extend my deepest condolences to her family, loved ones, and her colleagues from the National School of Skiing and Mountaineering in Chamonix.”

We here at Unofficial Networks send our condolences to Adèles’ family and friends, along with the unnamed victims’ family and friends, during this challenging time.Image Credits: SKI TRAB, Adèle Milloz

 

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