- On the Grand Combin in Valais, falling chunks of ice injured several climbers on Friday morning.
- The cantonal police have not yet announced whether there are any fatalities.
- Seven helicopters were used for the rescue operation.
- Around 15 people were in the area of the accident site at the time of the event.
The alarm went off around 6:20 a.m., police said. The summit of the Grand Combin is 4314 meters above sea level, in a mountain massif south of Martigny, between the Val de Bagnes and Val d’Entremont valleys. The icefall occurred at 3,400 meters above sea level in the “Plateau du Déjeuner” area during the ascent to the Grand Combin via the “Voie du Gardien”.