Champion ice climber killed in ice collapse

Posted by Tony Ryan on 22/12/2006
Hari Berger. photo:www.haraldberger.at

Hari Berger, the 2006 Ice Climbing World Cup Champion, was killed on Wednesday (20 December) whilst climbing in an ice cave near Hintersee (Flachgau) in Austria, when 150 tons of ice collapsed onto him.

The 34 year old Austrian had won many international ice climbing competitions in recent years, and climbed at the highest levels on rock, ice and mixed. He was also a qualified international mountain guide.

He leaves behind girlfriend Kirsten and baby Zoe, who was born the day after Hari died. Hari’s friends and fellow mountain guides have set up bank accounts to raise funds for Kirsten and Zoe.




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