Chamonix local “Doctor Vertical” renowned for treating mountaineers has died in an avalanche yesterday.

Four skiers – one woman and three men – are in hospital after being rescued by the PGHM in the Aiguilles Rouges on Monday.

Known as “Doctor Vertical”, he was a frostbite expert and founded the Ifremmont training institute to teach mountain emergency doctors and share his expertise.

The 58-year-old was also an experienced mountain guide, an officer from the Chamonix mountain guides service said. A French doctor renowned for treating mountaineers has died in an avalanche in the French Alps.

With the temperatures rising well above 3000ms soon, the mountains will become very tricky with the huge quantity of snow in places.  Stay safe have fun but don’t take any unnecessary risks.

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