B.A 59-year-old hiker was killed on Wednesday in a fall on the east face of the Watzmann over 200 meters. The man from the Traunstein district was on the way with two companions on the Berchtesgadener Weg when he fell from the bivouac box in the upper part of the east wall for an unexplained cause, the police said.
The three climbers were on their way through the Berchtesgaden Alps without ropes. It was said that they were up to the tour in terms of both ability and equipment. After the man fell into the depths, an emergency call was made immediately and one of the companions climbed down to him. For the 59-year-old, who fatally injured his head in the crash, any help came too late.
On Saturday, a 39-year-old woman fell about 200 meters on the Watzmann and died. According to the police, the accident occurred in the morning on the Watzmanngrat between Watzmann-Mittelspitze and Watzmann-Südspitze.