A 42-year-old British man died in Austria after slipping off a ladder bridge in the Dachstein Mountains, a popular spot for tourists to take Instagram-worthy photos, and falling nearly 300 feet.
The unidentified victim was riding alone on the famous 130-foot ladder when he ran into trouble and fell into the valley below. According to the mirror.
The ladder connects the lower part of Donnerkogel Mountain with Grocer Donnerkogel, or “the majority” of the mountain, including the 6,740-foot summit.
According to the report, investigative authorities ruled that the man’s fall was an accident and ruled out any third-party negligence.
The Dachstein region’s tourism website promotes the ladder as “Zwieseralm’s new top attraction for climbing enthusiasts”, with the climb taking place in four stages and the ladder awaiting “the ultimate adrenaline rush”. It is written that
This climb is listed as a via ferrata, or “iron path,” and is a climb that uses steel cables, rungs, pegs, and ladders, which climbers attach to via harnesses for safety.
Two helicopters and officers from two nearby police stations recovered the man’s body from the ravine.
On Instagram, thousands of thrill-seekers have shared their experiences climbing the hair-raising tourist attraction, with some giving it the nickname “Stairway to Heaven.”
The climb is rated moderate/difficult and “not suitable for beginners”.
Some Austrian towns are fed up with tourists invading their hometowns for social media content, and some are begging to be left alone.
In May, the small hamlet of Hallstatt lost sight of its famous lakefront as tourists began occupying the village in hopes of seeing what may have been the inspiration for several scenes in the Disney movie “Frozen.” Closed view.
Mayor Alexander Schutz said the town of 750 permanent residents receives more than 7,000 tourists every day to see the scenery that inspired the 2013 film “Arendelle.”
Earlier this month, a 55-year-old Virginia man died while attempting to complete a grueling 44-mile hike rim-to-rim in the Grand Canyon.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, first responders received a call about a hiker in distress near a campground on the North Kaibab Trail. There, Ranjith Varma lost consciousness and had to be airlifted from the gorge, but life-saving measures were taken. The request from the park ranger was unsuccessful.