The reports have just come in of five skiers dying in an avalanche in Austria. This is just the latest news on this front from what looks like another bad season. The incident took place in the Wattental valley, Tirol, and reports indicate that those involved had ignored warnings. The Guardian paper reported that: The experienced […]
The dramatic pictures of this rescue, that took place in mid-winter in Scotland, more or less tell it all. Climbers were stranded and injured under cold conditions. One (Daniel Rafferty, 19) had already fallen to his death.
The Royal Airforce flight sergeant, Mark Lean, knew nothing about climbing. Yet when he was winched down to the narrow ridge where the accident had taken place he had to unclip to help the climbers. He was recently given an award for his bravery.