Skiier dies in Huesca Pyrenees after falling down a ravine

Skiier dies in Huesca Pyrenees after falling down a ravine
Skiier dies in Huesca Pyrenees after falling down a ravine. image: pixnio

The 71-year-old man left the mountain and fell down a deep ravine

A 71-year-old man, a resident of Barcelona, ​​died this Friday, January 14, while skiiing in the winter resort of Astun, in the Huesca Pyrenees. The man appeared to have left the mountain and subsequently fallen down a deep ravine.

Sources from the resort informed Europa Press that the accident occurred at around 12 midday. A call was received from eyewitnesses reporting seeing the man in trouble, and rescue staff immediately responded to the location.

They found the man alive down a deep ravine in the Truchas area, from where he was rescued and transferred to the station’s medical facility, where he later died from his injuries.


The Jaca Mountain Guardia Civil took charge of the investigative work to try and clarify how the accident occurred. Officials from Astun pointed out that they do not know what could have happened, since the run he was skiing on was not a difficult area. They conveyed their condolences to the family of the deceased man.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.


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