On Sunday, four Czech female tourists decided to conquer the Alpine mountain Brunnkogel in the Austrian district of Gmunden. They climbed to the top without any problems, but chose a different route to descend according to the internet application. Two of the excursionists were injured and had to be rescued by the mountain service.
Four Czech women overestimated their strength at the weekend when they returned from the Austrian summit of Brunnkogel. Without finding out more details, they decided to go down another route, which they searched for via an internet application. According to the MeinBezirk portal, it was a more demanding route, with climbing sections of higher difficulty.
Two of the female hikers, aged 19 and 46, had no experience with mountain hikes, unlike their female friends. When the women descended about 200 meters in height, they decided that the terrain was too demanding. They therefore wanted to return back to the top.
However, a stone came loose on the slope and the younger of the inexperienced women hit her in the right forearm. An elderly hiker was startled and fell about 10 meters down an extremely steep gravel gully. “When she hit the ground, a stone the size of a fist hit her in the head. She suffered bruises all over her body and numerous lacerations,” the OÖN portal reported.
The watching friends then alerted the mountain service. An air police helicopter arrived at the scene, which brought the two injured women to safety with the help of rescue ropes. The ambulance then took them to the Gmunden hospital for treatment.
It is not so long ago that a similar case took place in the Austrian Alps. Two weeks ago, a helicopter was rescuing five young Czechs there, who had also chosen a route according to an internet application to descend into the valley. However, in the section where there were old climbing ropes, they got into a thick cloud and could not see a step. One by one, the police helicopter took them down.
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