Czech mountain climber dies in the High Tatras

A thirty nine-year old Czech mountain climber who fell from the Lomnicky stit mountain ridge in the High Tatra mountains is reported to have died of his injuries. Slovak and Polish rescue teams struggled to reach him in bad weather but a spokesman said later the man’s injuries were so serious he most likely died on impact. The High Tatra mountains can be particularly treacherous in bad weather. The mountain has claimed 21 lives this year, among them a number of Czechs and Poles.