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German climber (60) dies in fall in Tyrol alps

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German climber (60) dies in fall in Tyrol alps
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11:02 CEST+02:00
A 60-year-old climber from Germany succumbed to fatal injuries after a fall on Monday in the Stubai Alps in Tyrol.
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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