Two foreign mountain wanted to Steiger on Wednesday on the hörnli ridge of the Matterhorn climb. On Friday, the two alpinists of a family were reported to member unaccounted for, notify the police Department of the Canton of Valais.
this Morning, a search flight with the Air Zermatt rescue station Zermatt was organized. The two missing climbers were discovered at the foot of the East wall on the Furgggletscher.
the victims were not roped
Then the sad discovery was followed: they were between the crashed 500 to 600 meters, and were not roped. The rescuers were able to recover only dead. The exact accident to clarify the cause was under investigation.
The two victims are not formally identified yet. In use, the cantonal police of Valais, the Air-Zermatt rescue were Zermatt station. (szm)