UK tourist dies after falling from stairway to heaven
Tourist from Uk dies after falling 300 feet from a narrow ladder on Austria mountain. The ladder is known locally as the stairway to heaven
In a tragic incident, a tourist from United Kingdom dies after falling 300 feet from a narrow ladder on Austria mountain. The aerial ladder is known locally as the “stairway to heaven” that rises sharply in the Dachstein Mountains outside of Salzburg.
The incident took place on September 12 when the 42-year-old embarked on a solo climb up the ladder. However, he slipped and fell into the valley below.
Two helicopter crews rushed to the scene but the man was unable to be saved after the horrific fall.
The identity of the man has not been released yet.
The Dachstein Region tourist website notes: “The Panorama-ladder with its 40 meters is the new TOP attraction for all fans of via Ferratas. The via ferrata on the Donnerkogel at the Zwieselalm in Gosau at Dachstein presents amazing and breathtaking views of the glacier of the Dachstein, as well as of the highest mountain of Austria – the Grobglockner. The Ladder to heaven was built by Outdoor Leadership with their professional climber Heli Putz,” the description on the website reads.
(Input from Agencies)