Norway

Litlskjorta, Norway

By April 9, 2017 No Comments

A 22-year-old ski tourer fell hundreds of meters to her death when a cornice collapsed on Litlskjorta mountain in Øksendal. She and her friend had reached the 1552 m high peak when the accident happened. A rescue crew arrived by helicopter and could locate and recover her body. On April 14th 2014, 3 men died in an avalanche in the same area.

5 climbers died in a similar cornice fall accident in Canada the day before.

Cornices fall avalanches

Cornices can break off and cause avalanches. On April 8 2017, 5 climbers were killed by a cornice fall avalanche in Canada.

Cornices can break close to base

Never walk up to the edge of a drop off without first checking it out from a safe place. Cornices can break close to the base.