Glattwang, Switzerland

By December 26, 2017 No Comments

A 31-year-old French tourist who went missing Saturday was also found dead, Graubunden police said. He attempted to climb the Glattwang mountain alone. Officials searched for the man when he did not return and his body was found in a revine Sunday. Police believe he triggered an avalanche during his descent on the mountain.

Don’t go alone

It is dangerous to go off-piste alone. If you get caught in an avalanche the chances are slim that you will be able to dig yourself out. Even if others see from a distance, they may not get to you in time.

The first 15 minutes

The chance of survival after being buried by an avalanche is ca 80% in the first 15 minutes. After this the chance drop dramatically.