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South Korean mountaineer dies in Chamonix

Man suffocated by rope in a crevasse fall

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Ellie Mahoney | Chamonix Editor | Published: 18 May 2017


South Korean mountaineer dies in Chamonix

A South Korean climber sadly died yesterday after falling into a crevasse near the Dome du Gouter. 

The 26 year old man was climbing with a friend, also from South Korea, when he fell into the crevasse at around 17:00.

According to the PGHM he wasn't wearing a harness and only had the roped tied around his chest, so when he fell the rope became like a noose, crushing his ribs and suffocating him. 

Rescuers tried in vain to save the man's life but were unable to resuscitate him. 

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.