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Valais man dies attempting to climb Mount Durant

Local News // Sept. 7, 2016
Valais man dies attempting to climb Mount Durant

A 36-year-old man from Valais has died and another person has been injured after an accident at the Col du Durant.

The two climbers left the Grand Mountet hut in Zinal on Tuesday morning to climb the 3611-meter peak, Mount Durant.

Valais cantonal police say at an altitude of around 3400 meters the pair fell about 80 meters, for unknown reasons.

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