Italian in Fatal Annapurna Fall in Attempt to Become 13th to Complete 7 Summits

Reuters reports Italian climber Christian Kunters, 42, died in an avalanche on Annapurna.

3 other climbers were injured and all were airlifted to Kathmandu after being hit by 10 foot long ice blocks that carried them 655 feet down the mountain.

Kuntner would have been the the 13th person in the world to have climbed all 14 of the world’s tallest peaks since Italian climber Reinhold Messner first achieved that feat in 1986.

56 have died on the mountain Avalanches make the scenic Annapurna a dangerous mountain for climbers. Fifty-six people have died on its slopes so far and 133 have successfully summited since 1950.


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