once Again, died in Austria a skier’s avalanche. A 24-year-old man from the Czech Republic had been with his father at the Ankogel in Carinthia, on a forest trail away from the secured slopes, a police spokesman said the Austrian news Agency APA.

father and son were well-equipped. “You have ascended from a Parking lot via a forest road and also wore Avalanche,” the spokesman said. “During the ascent they stopped at a distance of about ten meters.”

On a treeless piece of the avalanche had been dispatched. The hikers was swept away, therefore, 100 meters far and buried. According to police, he worked as a ski instructor in the Region, his father was on holiday in Carinthia.

Neureuther: “Easy on the slopes, you go”

With the new disaster, the number of avalanche deaths in Austria increases this Winter on eleven. The are for the period from November to mid-January, already twice as many as in the long-term average, such as the Austrian curatorship for alpine told security.

Alone in the Tyrol and Vorarlberg, of eight winter athletes have died in the surveys of the Board of Trustees and the Alpine police according to the masses of Snow. The avalanche warning service Salzburg said: “The Situation remains serious.” In many regions, the second highest warning level.

The German Ski racer Felix Neureuther asked the winter sports in the Alps, meanwhile, to reason. “If you alert level, the Avalanche and the Snow looks, you just have to be sensible and abide by the rules,” said the 34-year-old professional skier, to the station Antenne Bayern. “I can only shake the head.”

a Video on the Avalanche: “Even on small Slopes it is not dangerous”

Video, Bayrisches Rotes Kreuz

“as dangerous as it is at the moment, moves you to the free site. Even if you tools such as an Airbag or Avalanche has a very, very good security,” said Neureuther. “You should not leave these masses of Snow, but easy to drive on the normal ski run.”

In the past few days, it was in the Northern Alpine area came to a number of accidents with fatalities and injuries, because winter sports were, in spite of the danger of off-piste on the go. In Lech am Arlberg, three German winter athletes came at the weekend from upper Swabia killed, a Fourth is missing.

Arlberg: in search of the fourth avalanche victim takes

The 28-Year-old had his three already dead, recovered friends a avalanche search device. But when you re-Skim of the Unglücksorts with the helicopter no Signal had been received, reported to the police. There is no realistic hope of finding the Missing alive.

the avalanche danger in the Allgäu “stay home!”

to get to the avalanche cone, is to first of all defuse explosives, dangerous slopes. A search with sniffer dogs is also planned. Also avalanches forces of the armed forces and the Alpine police could come.


The four friends out of the room, Biberach had been spilled on Saturday from an avalanche on the locked ski route “Long train”. Three men aged 32, 36 and 57 years, were soon recovered after that, dead.


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