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Elaborate mountain rescue operation: hikers get lost on the way to the Sonnenspitz

2023-12-10T12:09:40.421Z

Highlights: Elaborate mountain rescue operation: hikers get lost on the way to the Sonnenspitz. Seven firefighters from the Kochel mountain rescue service rescued the climbers from the impassable terrain. Due to the snow conditions, the site could only be reached with a quad bike on tracks and a snow groomer. The two were then transported down to the valley by vehicles on the forest road. From there, they were able to start their journey home on their own. The rescue operation lasted 3.5 hours with seven volunteer rescuers.



Status: 10.12.2023, 12:55 p.m.

By: Felicitas Bogner

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All's well that ends well: With the snow groomer we went safely down the forest road into the valley. © Kochel Mountain Rescue Service

Two hikers lost their way on Friday during the ascent to the Sonnenspitz and got stuck. Seven firefighters from the Kochel mountain rescue service rescued the climbers from the impassable terrain.

Kochel am See – The Kochel mountain rescue service mastered an elaborate operation at the weekend: Two mountaineers had climbed on the ascent to the Sonnenspitz, as the mountain rescue service describes in a Facebook post. At 13:23 p.m., the emergency services were alerted. Two mountaineers lost their way in the deep snow and got stuck.

The site can only be reached by snow groomer and quad bike on tracks

To get to the climbers, the emergency services had to fight their way through rough terrain. Due to the snow conditions, the site could only be reached with a quad bike on tracks and a snow groomer, according to the mountain rescue service.

Seven firefighters fight their way through rough terrain

In an elaborate rescue operation, the mountain rescuers brought the climbers up to the forest road by means of rope protection. The two were then transported down to the valley by vehicles on the forest road. From there, they were able to start their journey home on their own. The Kochel mountain rescue service was on duty for about 3.5 hours with seven volunteer rescuers.

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