Pyrenees: three skiers kill themselves in six days at the Spanish resort of Astún

A 63-year-old skier died on Monday January 17, 2022 after going off the track in Astún, Aragon. This is the third fatal accident in the station in six days

A 63-year-old woman died Monday, January 17, 2022 in the morning after going off the track and falling 80 meters at the Astún station, in Aragon, on the Franco-Spanish border.

She was skiing with her husband when she was thrown off balance in a collision with him and ended up in a ravine, reports El Periodico de Aragon.

This fatal accident is the third on the station in just six days.

On Friday January 14, a 71-year-old man died falling over a precipice, in the same area of ​​the estate (the Truchas sector) where a 19-year-old young man had killed himself in a ravine on Wednesday January 12, this time while practicing off-piste.

A freeride skier (extreme off-piste) also died on Saturday January 15 during a 350-meter fall while hurtling down the Spanish slope of the Pic d’Aspe, not far from the Hautes-Pyrénées.

Snow conditions have been extremely dangerous since last week. “As it is very cold, even with the sun, it does not thaw in many places”, thus warned the gendarmes of the high mountain platoon of Oloron (PGHM) of Oloron-Sainte-Marie while two people died in Haut-Béarn on Wednesday January 12.

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