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21-year-old wants to climb Watzmann: Missing for two weeks - experts with gloomy prognosis


A 21-year-old from the Augsburg district is missing. He wanted to climb the Watzmann. The search can now be resumed after a break due to the weather.

A 21-year-old from the Augsburg district is missing.

He wanted to climb the Watzmann.

The search can now be resumed after a break due to the weather.

  • A 21-year-old from Untermeitingen (Augsburg district) has been missing since Friday.

  • He wanted to climb the Watzmann.

  • The search for the missing trail runner is resumed.

    (Update from October 22, 4:24 p.m.)

Update from October 22nd, 4:24 p.m.:

After the search for the

21-year-old from Untermeitingen

(Augsburg district) had to be temporarily stopped due to bad weather, it has been running again since last weekend.

But at the moment it is still too dangerous for the rescuers to go up the mountain themselves, as there is a

risk of avalanches and falls

, writes the

Augsburger Allgemeine

(behind a payment barrier).

At the moment you can only

look out




Because it has got warmer again in the past few days, a team could soon start

looking for the mountaineer


Markus Leitner from the Berchtesgaden Red Cross says: “This warming has to take effect for a few days.

Only then are the


minimally promising again. ”A targeted


could probably be resumed

on Thursday or Friday (October 22 or 23)


Meanwhile, the chances of



trail runner

still alive are



Marianne Fischer, chairwoman of the section of the Alpine Club in Schwabmünchen, says: “He has been up there for ten days.

Like most

trail runners

without a lot of luggage and comparatively lightly dressed. ”At night, however,


on the



in the double-digit minus range

at this time of the year


Search for 21-year-olds at Watzmann stopped for the time being

Update from October 13th, 1.40 p.m.:

The 21-year-old climber from Untermeitingen (Augsburg district) is still missing.

As a police spokesman said, the laborious


for the young man was


on Tuesday

due to the weather


“Today, Tuesday, there is no flying weather due to poor visibility - at the moment our

options are exhausted,

” the spokesman continued.


and fresh snow made the search much more difficult, reports the mountain rescue service.

Significantly better weather is expected for Wednesday, then the search should be continued.

The young man did not return from a Watzmann tour on Friday.

On Sunday and Monday, a


and drones were used to search for the missing 21-year-old in the summit area.

21-year-old wants to climb Watzmann: Now he's missing - “waist-high snow” makes search difficult

Initial report of 12 October:

Berchtesgaden / Ramsau - Since Friday (9 October), the 21-year-old

TrailRunner Valentin W


from Untermeitingen (Augsburg district) missing.

This was announced by the

Bavarian Red Cross (BRK)

district association Berchtesgadener Land.

All that is known is that he

parked his car

at the

Hammerstiel parking lot

and did not want to take the normal route to the



As it is said, the young man traveled alone from Munich on Friday to climb the Watzmann.

As the police investigations showed, he is likely to be either in the area of ​​the


(small east wall) or the small Watzmann (Watzmann



21-year-old from Augsburg missing on Watzmann: BRK publishes description



has published the following description of the 21-year-old's likely clothing:

  • Brown mountain pants

  • Orange down rain jacket

  • Mountain boots

21-year-old from the Augsburg am Watzmann district missing: Search made difficult by snow and fog


mountain rescue teams

were already

on duty



Around 30 emergency services from the Ramsau and Berchtesgaden mountain rescue services, the technology bus of the Chiemgau mountain rescue service and the BRK water rescue service searched the Watzmann area on foot, with a drone and binoculars, at the request of the police on Sunday.

“Fog, snowfall and, in places, waist-high snow”

made the search much more difficult.

The rescuers checked the alpine pastures and shelters as well as several summit and wall books, but found no evidence of the




The search continues: “The BRK water rescue service searched the Rinnkendlsteig from the water with


and brought emergency services by


to Sankt Bartholomä, who walked over the ice chapel towards the east wall entrance and over the Neiger to Salet.

More troops climbed to the Mooslahnerkopf and on in the direction of Kleiner Watzmann, although they had to turn back at the level of the gendarme because of the adverse conditions.

In the


and in the direction of the

Watzmann children

, the troops made very slow progress due to the snow, which was waist-deep in places.

An additional team was on the way at the Watzmannhaus (Falzkopf) and towards Hocheck;

more forces in Wimbachgries, on Südspitz descent and in the area between Kühroint, Herrenroint, Schapbach, greenstone descent and Mitterkaseralm, while the were supported from the air by the drones team of technology bus. "

crisis intervention service

(KID) of the mountain rescue service took care meanwhile to the parents of the 21-year-old.

21-year-old #Trailrunner missing on #Watzmann: https: //

- SALZBURG24 (@ Salzburg24) October 12, 2020

The search for a missing 21-year-old goes on: He wanted to climb the Watzmann

Today attempts are being made “if the visibility is favorable, also with a


and a drone in the snow-covered Watzmann area.

The BRK also asks possible witnesses to contact the Berchtesgaden police station on 08652 / 9467-0.

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Source: merkur

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