Czech mountaineer in critical condition

A Czech mountaineer who was gravely injured in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps on Sunday remains in critical condition. The mountaineer remained trapped under the snow for close to 30 minutes and was unconscious when rescue workers found him. Although some members of the group dug their own way out after the avalanche hit and managed to rescue three others they had trouble locating the Czech mountaineer. The rescue operation was further complicated due to a poor mobile phone signal in the vicinity.