Two young Italian mountaineers who were frozen to death on Monte Rosa

Two young Italian mountaineers who were frozen to death on Monte Rosa

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Two young Italian mountaineers who were frozen to death on Monte Rosa

29-year-old Martina Sviluppo and 28-year-old Paola Viscardi got stuck due to bad weather under the Vincent Pyramid. With them also a young man, Valerio Zolla, who suffered severe frostbite on his hands

Tragedy on Monte Rosa where two Italian mountaineers, 29 year old Martina Sviluppo from Crevoladossola (Verbania) and 28 year old Paola Viscardi from Trontano (Verbania), were frozen to death. The girls were accompanied by Valerio Zolla, 27, from Pettenasco (Novara), who suffered severe frostbite in his hands, but survived and is now hospitalized in Switzerland.

Difficult reliefs

The group got stuck yesterday due to bad weather under the Vincent Pyramid. After a first call to 112, which took place in the late afternoon, there was no further news of them until the evening, when they contacted the Central Unica del Soccorso. It was impossible to intervene with the helicopter, so a team from the Valle d’Aosta Alpine Rescue set out to rescue them, but the operations immediately appeared difficult due to the bad weather. The three were only reached around 9 pm: one climber died a few minutes later, the other was transported to the Mantova refuge where the doctor tried in vain to revive her. The young survivor told lastampa.it: “In five minutes the weather changed and the storm blocked us at high altitude. I remember the cold, so cold, I took off my gloves to give them to one of the two girls. possible to help the rescuers “.

July 4, 2021 (change July 4, 2021 | 4:57 pm)