Two men lose their lives on the north face of the Matterhorn

Two men lose their lives on the north face of the Matterhorn
Two men lose their lives on the north face of the Matterhorn

Two young Swiss mountaineers died Wednesday on the north face of the Matterhorn. Police VS sda-ats

This content was published on October 20, 2021 – 18:59

October 20, 2021 – 6:59 PM

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Two young climbers had a fatal fall on Wednesday while climbing the north face of the Matterhorn. The accident occurred around noon, the Valais police announced in the evening.

The two climbers, of Swiss nationality and born in 1996 and 1997 respectively, were roped up for the ascent. At an altitude of 4140 m, the two men fell from the north face. They died on the spot. The reasons for the tragedy are not yet clear.

The public prosecutor and the cantonal police of Valais have opened an investigation. Significant resources have been committed: the cantonal police, the Valais cantonal rescue organization, the Zermatt Mountain Rescue and Air Zermatt.

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