The army knew about the problems with the patrol

Nobody in the army was really surprised when the Patrouille des Glaciers sank into the maelstrom of a financial affair a few months ago: Instead of top sporting performances, the legendary ski touring race in the Valais Alps made a name for itself with scandalous payments.

The board of the support association for the implementation of the patrol (French abbreviation ASPDG) had generously made use of the association’s treasury. The five men could not be proven to have behaved in a criminally relevant manner. The income was morally questionable – more than 900,000 francs in two years – in any case.