GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss Alps claimed two lives, one a climber over the weekend and another a lone hiker, whose date of death is not yet clear.
A 65-year-old German man died Sunday morning when he crashed into a rockface near the Sidelhorn, in the area of Obergestein in the Goms Valley, canton Valais. He had left Fiesch, a popular paragliding centre, shortly before 13:30.
Valais police say a woman, who has not yet been identified, died after slipping and falling 130 metres in the region of Lourtier. She had apparently taken the trail to the Col de Termin in order to reach the Prafleuri skilift, but she slipped in the snow. Investigators are trying to determine the date and time of death. Hikers found her body Saturday 8 September.