Miraculous Rescue as Woman Survives 2 Days and 2 Nights in 50-Foot Swiss Glacier Crevasse

Miraculous Rescue as Woman Survives 2 Days and 2 Nights in 50-Foot Swiss Glacier Crevasse
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The woman, dressed in shorts, spent 2 days and 2 nights down this hole. Credit: Air Zermatt AGA Russian tourist, who lives in Germany, is recovering in hospital after falling 50-feet into a crevasse on a Swiss mountain and being stuck there for two days and two nights. Rescue crews said they have not seen such a miraculous rescue in over 20-years.

Related: VIDEO: Story of Survival – Falling 50-Feet Into a Crevasse in Chamonix The 43-year-old woman had gone out walking alone, against the advice of staff at the mountain hut where she was staying, along the Gorner Glacier in the southwestern Valais canton on Sunday in shorts and without any appropriate mountaineering equipment. 

Rescuers extracting the fallen tourist. Credit: Air Zermatt AGWhile walking over the glacier, at about 13,000-feet, she fell into a crevasse and landed on an ice bridge inside the fissure. A group of passing climbers, who had taken a detour due to snow holes in the glacie.... Continue Reading at Snowbrains



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