Mountain climber dies in avalanche in High Tatras

A Czech mountaineer was killed in a slab avalanche on Tuesday in Slovakia’s High Tatra Mountains, the Mountain Rescue Service has confirmed. According to the service, the 65-year-old climber was buried after he mistakenly set off the avalanche as he was descending part of the mountain. The climber was not equipped with an anti-avalanche device or with a transceiver. His body was found by rescue workers aided by a sniffer dog. The search ended at around 10 pm on Tuesday.

Author: Jan Velinger