German hiker falls to his death on Zugspitze
DPA/The Local · 30 Jun 2008, 08:58
Published: 30 Jun 2008 08:58 GMT+02:00
According to police in the German state of Bavaria, the man was an experienced mountaineer. He was hiking on a difficult trail called Jubiläumsweg on the highest peak in the German Alps, which measures 2,962 metres in altitude.
For unknown reasons, the man lost his footing, falling 120 metres, where police recovered his body with a helicopter several hours later.