Czech climbers caught in avalanche in High Tatras

Two Czechs were seriously injured when they were hit by an avalanche in the High Tatras, Slovakia, and dragged around 100 meters down the slope on Thursday. The two were taken by helicopter to Poprad hospital after initial treatment to their injuries in the mountains. The 36 and 49 year olds were part of a five member team. Czech climbers have died over successive weekends in the High Tatras.

Author: Chris Johnstone