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Mountaineer falls to death on Ortles

Czech man dies instantly on eastern Alpine peak

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 6 - A Czech mountaineer slipped and fell to his death on the Ortles peak in the eastern Alps on Wednesday.
    The man reportedly fell 400 metres along the Solda Trail, dying instantly.
    He was approaching the final leg of the ascent of the iconic mountain.
    Ortles or Ortler is, at 3,905 m above sea level, the highest mountain in the Eastern Alps outside the Bernina Range. It is the main peak of the Ortler Range. It is the highest point of the Southern Limestone Alps, of South Tyrol in Italy, of Tyrol overall, and, until 1919, of the Austrian-Hungarian empire.


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