In the French Alps, a world champion ski mountaineer died while climbing Mont Blanc, glamsquad reports.
Adèle Milloz, 26, and an unidentified 30-year-old friend died on the Alpine peak’s route to Aiguille du Peigne before 6.15 p.m. on Friday, August 12, according to mountain guides.
They were more than 10,000 feet above sea level, climbing from Aiguille de Peigne (3,192m) to the nearby peak Aiguille du Midi (3,842m).
Ms. Milloz, who grew up in the Alps, won gold at the Winter Military World Games in Sochi five years ago in individual and team sprint ski mountaineering.
She had retired from skiing in 2019 and was nearing the end of her mountain guide training.
Thierry Galindo, her former coach, described her as “talented and motivated.”
‘Adèle was a luminous young woman,’ said Olivier Greber, chairman of the Chamonix Guides Company.
‘The entire company is filled with sadness today.’
‘We will always miss her smile,’ said the French Mountain and Climbing Federation.
After 6.15 p.m., fellow hikers discovered the women’s bodies on the route, which is considered relatively easy.
The deaths were ruled an accident, and police are now looking into the exact circumstances of the tragic fall.
‘The high mountains have become more dangerous with the drought,’ said a spokesperson for the High Mountain Gendarmerie Platoon.