Aig centrale d'arves
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Information

activities
event_type: physical_failure, person_fall, stone_fall

elevation: 3400

nb_participants: 1

nb_impacted: 1

rescue: yes

author: wayne1965

quality: fine

participants

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description

He fell ~200m onto rocks and died

Following the normal route from the hut to the aig centrale d'arves
solo but with rope/harness in case of need and hard hat
only two others on the hill that day ... who reported back to the hut that he had arrived at the summit and had started following them down

place

normal route of aig/ centrale d'arves, on the way down before starting the final traversed back to the col

conditions study

several days of bad weather followed by stunning hot days and blues skies
expect the route to be mostly dry with very little snow ... expect no need for crampons or axe

training

active climber and hill walker in a permanent state of readyness

motivations

to get out in the hills

risk

technical difficultly 3b is well within the man's abilities (6b)

time_management

slow but not too slow

safety

solo with rope to allow for rappels or self belay if required

increase_impact

fragile rock

other_comments

the injuries were fatal .... 200m fall over rocks

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