At dawn the difficult recovery operation of a mountaineer who fell for about ten meters with a companion, who remained unharmed, in the carving of the Tower and the Rocca Castello, in the Cuneo Alps of the Maira Valley, ended.
The man was reached in the night by the mountain rescue and recovered through a complex system of hoists with mountaineering ropes.
The two then descended to Colle Greguri (2,319mt) With stretches in double rope and stretches to be climbed by climbing secured by rescuers, the injured mountaineer was entrusted to the care of the health workers and transferred to hospital.
His condition is not serious.
In the fall, held by the rope during the lead climbing, the mountaineer suffered a chest and upper limb trauma, as well as various bruises. The adequate equipment he and his uninjured companion had allowed them to await the arrival of help.
In the Piedmontese Alpine and Speleological Rescue team, assisted in the operation by the mountain rescue of the fire brigade and the financial police, there was a health worker who monitored the conditions of the injured person for the entire duration of the intervention.
The mountaineer, who spent several hours on the wall in the open, was able to actively participate in the operation both during the descent of the mountaineering section and from Colle Greguri to Chiappera, which he faced on his own feet.