Drama in the Alps: Ex-ski world champion falls on Mont Blanc - and dies at the age of only 26
Created: 08/17/2022, 13:05
By: Patrick Freiwah
Adèle Milloz at the 2017 Military World Games in Sochi, Russia - now the French woman has died in the mountains.
A former French world champion paid for her passion for ski mountaineering with her life.
Adèle Milloz fell to her death in the French Alps.
Chamonix - Adèle Milloz paid for her passion with her life: the French ski mountaineer, 2017 world champion at the Military World Games in Sochi, Russia, was found dead in the French Alps.
The 26-year-old was apparently traveling with a 30-year-old partner when she fell in an accident on the Chamonix side of the Mont Blanc mountains.
Both people had an accident on the mountaineering route, whereupon the gendarmerie was alerted and then searched for the victims of the accident by helicopter.
It is not yet known why exactly the two women fell, but the police have started investigating.
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The tragic death of Milloz makes it clear that experience does not protect against accidents: According to reports, the deceased was familiar with the region and even grew up in the mountains.
The passionate ski mountaineer achieved her greatest sporting success in 2017 when she won the gold medal in both the individual and team competitions at the Winter Games in Sochi (Russia).
Two years later, the winter sports enthusiast ended her active career to train as a high mountain guide in the tourist stronghold of Chamonix.
Ski mountaineering is a comparatively young sport that has only attracted media attention in recent years and is now also an Olympic sport.
Impressions illustrate the potential danger of this hobby:
Mont Blanc: mountaineer Milloz died in an accident - crashed out
As the British
explains, the accident happened in a publicly accessible area of Mont Blanc, but according to the gendarmerie, the high mountains have recently become more dangerous due to the drought.
That's why mountaineers and hikers have been asked to postpone planned tours because the possibility of rock falls has increased.
The women who died in the accident were on their way on Friday 12 August towards the Aiguille du Midi summit.
At an altitude of almost 3200 meters, they then fell into the depths.
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Thierry Galindo, Adèle Milloz's ex-coach, describes his former protégé as "talented and motivated", the French Mountaineering Federation explains that her smile will "always be missed".
Meanwhile, ZDF icon Karl Senne has also passed away.
A sports studio episode should remain in the memory of the numerous fans for a long time.