Lonely Planet Writer

Retired woman is latest to die in Swiss hiking accident

A retired woman became the third person to die in a string of accidents on hiking trails in the canton of Valais in Switzerland this week.

The landscapes of Valais, Switzerland.
Valais, Switzerland. Image by Eric Titcombe / CC BY 2.0

The woman was hiking a trail with a group of people when she fell 100 metres to her death. The reason for her fall is not yet known. This accident follows the death of a 73-year-old man who fell down a slope and into a stream when hiking last Wednesday. The body of a 53-year-old German man was also found last Wednesday in the Bagnes valley who appeared to have fallen from a mountain trail into some rocks. Read more: thelocal.ch