German climber (60) dies in fall in Tyrol alps

A 60-year-old climber from Germany succumbed to fatal injuries after a fall on Monday in the Stubai Alps in Tyrol.

German climber (60) dies in fall in Tyrol alps
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The man slipped while climbing at 2,890 meters and fell from about 70 meters onto rocky terrain.  Police said he died very quickly from his severe injuries. 
The 60-year-old had been part of a five-member group of German climbers who were crossing to High Villerspitze across the Great Horntaljoch.
When the group could not overcome a rocky passage, they turned around and headed back in the direction of the Horntaljoch.
The German slipped on a ledge and plunged into the depths. His body was recovered by a police helicopter, and taken down to the valley.

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