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Climber, 77, falls 80 metres to his death

A 77-year-old German climber fell 80 metres to his death in an Alpine ravine on Tuesday.

Climber, 77, falls 80 metres to his death
The Alps near Innsbruck. Photo: DPA

The man was climbing in Tirol, Austria with a group of five Germans when he fell near Nördlinger Hütte, close to Innsbruck.

The Tiroler Tageszeitung reported  that the group was making their way down the mountain at around 1.25pm when the 77-year-old slipped and fell over the edge.

Police said he fell down a steep slope and then into a rocky gorge. A rescue helicopter came to his aid but he was pronounced dead at the scene. 

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