An Italian mountaineer died Thursday afternoon after dropping out during the descent from a summit of the Mont-Blanc massif, on the Franco-Italian border, we learned from mountain rescuers on Friday.
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A roped party of three Italian climbers was making a series of abseils on a rope during their descent from the Dent du Géant (4,013 meters) when, around 4.30 p.m., this man born in 1955 and from Cortenova (Lombardy), fell around 3,850 meters above sea level. 'altitude.
The PGHM mobilized
The Italian emergency services, immediately notified but occupied, requested the intervention of the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon (PGHM) of Chamonix, which intervened with a doctor, who was unable to resuscitate the climber, said the PGHM, confirming information from the regional daily Le Dauphiné Libéré.
As with any serious accident in the mountains, an investigation has been opened into the circumstances and causes of the accident, not yet determined at this stage.
The two teammates, in shock, were heard on Thursday.
A witness will be on Friday.