Accident in Zirl – climber (23) seriously injured in the crash

A 23-year-old climber fell about seven meters on Saturday in the Brunnstein climbing garden in Zirl and hit the back of his head on the rock.

At around 3:15 p.m., the 23-year-old local climber was on a grade 6a climbing route. His 24-year-old colleague secured him.Unconscious in the ropeWhen the 23-year-old tried to hang the rope in the bolt in the area of ​​the seventh intermediate belay, he fell backwards for reasons that are not yet clear and after about seven meters he hit the back of his head against the rock . He was then left severely injured and unconscious on the rope. He was lowered by other climbers and flown by helicopter to the Innsbruck clinic.
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