A well-known solo mountaineer who specialised in free climbing without ropes or safety devices has died after he fell 100 metres to his death from the side of an icy peak.
Jonaz Hainz, 25, a mountaineer and expert rescue worker, died after falling off the side of an icy peak while climbing.
The incident happened took place while he was climbing the Monte Magro in the Italian state of South Tyrol on 28th October, according to local media reports.
The lethal fall occurred after the young mountaineer reportedly decided to climb the 3,273-metre (10,738-foot) glacial peak by himself.
Jonas was then reported missing by concerned family members after he failed to turn up again after sunset.
His body was found the next day, at about 2400 metres (7,874 feet).
This was after the young man was plunged to his death in a 100-metre(328-foot)-long fall.
Last month, the 25-year-old was spotted free solo climbing the “Moulin Rouge” mountain peak in Roda di Vael, Italy.
The peak was first “free soloed” by his mountain climbing father, Christoph Hainz, along with a man named Oswald Celva.
Jonas will be missed by his colleagues at the Bergrettung Bruneck EO rescue team, according to a statement from the organisation.
The group is made up of a group of volunteers that carry out searches for lost or injured hikers and mountain climbers in the region.
The organisation wrote: “Unfortunately we have to say goodbye to our colleague and friend Jonas Hainz, who suffered a fatal fall while practising one of his passions at Monte Magro.
“We will miss you and your innate joy.
“Our deepest condolences to the family.”
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