The White Death
The mountains in the Alps are beautiful. Till now I have shown you only mountains with bright blue sky and sunshine. And now I will show you how the mountains can also look like. In such conditions you should truly give up the mountain climbing! Not very beautiful indeed!
Within half an hour this morning and this „Oh, how beautiful the mountains are“ changed to that what you see in the image. And suddenly the only thing that you want, is to go home as quickly as possible. The mountains offer huge dangers. Away from the beaten tracks you are completely exposed to the alpine hazards. And here it depends on a lot of details that determine life and death such as lack of equipment, experience, misestimation of the situation, if you are a risk taker or not, food, water, proper clothing and shoes and so on…
On average 25 people die each year the white death in winter in Switzerland. This number was dropping down over the years due to better training and better equipment. But the dangers have remained the same. For all those who love doing snow-tours. For this sorts of mountaineering hiking there is an absolutely NO-GO, if you want to go alone!!! The order is „Walking always with a guided mountain group with an experienced mountain guide“! This is a must!!!
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