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Extreme athletes were killed on the way home

The three in an avalanche in Canada killed mountaineers were apparently on the way back after a successful summit ascent. The exception alpinists Hansjörg Auer, David Lama and Jess Roskelley have climbed on the last Tuesday of the Howse summit in Banff national Park, said the representatives of the national Park administration on Monday.

they had reached the summit at midday, and on the way back, found, as they had been swept away by an avalanche. The authority invoked to describe, among other things, on information from Roskelleys family. There is only "limited Details were provided, but". Where exactly are the mountain climbers, were among the best alpinists in the world, and the avalanche were captured, remained unclear. Their bodies were discovered five days after the accident, at the foot of the East side of the mountain.

No transmitter support

The Austrian Auer and Lama, and the U.S. mountain climber, Roskelley had no transmitter, with which they had after the avalanche can be tracked. Brian Webster of the national Park administration, said the Trio would in any case come too late. Only the search of the corpses would have to be shortened.

The Search effort had to be interrupted due to bad weather and the risk of further avalanches in the meantime. The death of the well-known mountaineers, has tripped over the mountaineering scene, in addition to sadness and grief. (chk/sda)

Created: 23.04.2019, 05:29 PM

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