A mountaineer fell on the Schreckhorn near Grindelwald on Sunday morning. It fell several hundred meters and was fatally injured. Her companion was salvaged unharmed.

The announcement that a mountaineer had crashed on the Schreckhorn was received on Sunday, July 19, 2020, shortly after 7.30 a.m. by the Bern cantonal police.

Thanks to Rega, which was called up immediately, and the Swiss Alpine Rescue Service, the woman was found several hundred meters below the crash site. However, it could only be recovered dead.

The Schreckhorn in the Bernese Oberland

Under the direction of the Regional Public Prosecutor's Office in Oberland, an investigation was started to clarify the situation. According to initial knowledge, the woman was accompanied by another mountaineer on the climb to the Schreckhorn when she crashed for reasons to be clarified.

There are concrete indications about the identity of the deceased mountaineer. The formal identification is still pending. The companion of the deceased was flown to Grindelwald unharmed and was looked after by the care team of the Canton of Bern.

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Cover picture: (CC BY-SA 3.0) /Tinelot Wittermans, Text Regional Prosecutor's Office Oberland (paj)

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