World ski champion Adele Mulhouse has died in an accident while climbing Mont Blanc in France. In training to teach mountaineering lessons, the 26-year-old was with a guide who also did not survive, on the Aiguille du Peigne route. according to France Press agencyAn unprecedented heatwave is suspected of causing death, as unusual weather has unsettled hiking trails in the French Alps.
Other climbers discovered the bodies of Adele and her 30-year-old guide early in the evening on Friday the 12th, but the news was only announced on Sunday. The police are still investigating the circumstances of the fall. “High mountains became more dangerous with drought, but access to them was not subject to any specific ban,” said a spokesperson for the Gendarmerie High Mountain (PGHM). France Press agency.
Climbers were warned last month to postpone their treks as drought caused more frequent and dangerous rockfalls over Europe’s highest peak. Several guided tour companies have suspended hiking packages and two mountain shelters have been closed, in an effort to discourage adventurers.
The deaths come as France continues to battle extreme weather events caused by drought and record-breaking heat waves. According to the weather service Méteo FranceLast month was the driest July on record, and several new heat records were set last month, when temperatures reached 42 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country.
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