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Avalanche sweeps away SAC bivouac in the Aletsch region

An avalanche has destroyed the middle Aletsch bivouac in the upper Valais complete. The owner of the Alpine hut, the SAC-section Diablerets, was informed on Wednesday.

"A mountain guide who was in the area, discovered the completely destroyed bivouac", said the Swiss Alpine Club on Thursday. Fortunately, I stopped after the first Reports at the time of the avalanche, no one in the hut or in the vicinity.

The police Department of the Canton of Valais had no use in the affected area, as it was called at the request of the news Agency Keystone-SDA. There is also no Missing persons had been reported.

The SAC-section Diablerets is a look at the damage in more detail, as soon as the conditions. The 1977-built hut was located above the center of the Aletsch glacier to 3013 meters in the municipality of Bettmeralp, VS.

at The Moment, it is still unclear whether the camp is rebuilt. The shelter, without electricity and with 13 sleeping places, increase popular, the wanted on the Aletsch - or the triangle of the horn was, especially in the mountains.

(oli/sda)

Created: 07.02.2019, 23:55 PM

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