Was completely buried – tourer (27) survived the avalanche unharmed
A winter athlete (27) from Germany climbed the Heidentempel in Hüttschlag with three other tourers. An avalanche broke out at an altitude of 2100 meters. The woman was completely buried. Thanks to the quick reaction of her companions, she was freed from the snow unharmed.
The group of four, with one Austrian (39) and three Germans (50, 44, 27) and, according to the police, with alpine experience, started the ascent to the summit of the Heidentempel late Sunday morning. As the terrain became steeper above 2000 meters above sea level, the group decided to continue the ascent at greater intervals. The oldest of the group went ahead and noticed about 50 meters below the summit that an avalanche had released there of its own accord. The man immediately warned his companions. The avalanche, about 80 meters wide, slipped past the three men, but caught the last woman to walk (27). Colleagues freed the woman unharmed from the snow Police. Her colleagues followed the path of the avalanche and were able to free the 27-year-old unharmed from the snow within minutes. As a precaution, the Hüttschlag mountain rescue team then searched the avalanche cone for other victims. According to police, no other people were injured.