Stéphane Brosse, 41, died Sunday morning 17 June in an Aiguille d’Argentière mountain accident while he and trail runner Kilian Jornet were on touring skis between Contamines in France and Champex in Switzerland.
The pair were not roped together. At 10h50, the pair were crossing an edge at 3900m when snow ledge gave way under their weight. Brosse fell 700 metres to his death. Jornet immediately signaled for assistance, but rescuers found Brosse dead on arrival.
Jornet was unharmed in the incident.
Brosse won the Swiss Army’s Glacier Patrol in 2006 and had won numerous other races in France and at the European and international level.
Our condolences to Brosse’s family and friends.