Professional skier and his girlfriend die after falling from 700-meter high mountain in Italian Alps – National

A World Cup skier and his girlfriend died after falling nearly 2,300 feet (about 700 meters) while mountaineering. italian alps,

The Italian Winter Sports Federation (Federazione Italiana Sport Invernali) announced on Saturday the news of the deaths of Jean Daniel Pessian and Elisa Arlian. Statement written in ItalianThe federation called the incident a “tragic misfortune”.

According to national Italian broadcaster Rai News, Pescian, 28, and Arlian, 27, fell from a great height. Near the summit of Monte Zerbione in the Aosta Valley.

This climbing route is said to have been familiar to both Pessian and Arlian, who were Italians.

As is common practice among climbers, the couple wore a safety rope to tie each other. They were climbing alone.

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It is not yet clear how or why the couple fell.

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When Peshian and Arlian did not return from their trek on Saturday, their families reported them missing, following which rescue workers searched for hours by helicopter. Their location was traced with the help of equipment that detects cellphone signals.

The bodies of the couple were found still tied to each other by a safety rope.

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In 2021, Pacian finished 15th in the final World Cup standings for speed skiing. The following year, he finished 22nd at the World Championships in Vars, France.

Arlien was a teacher and ski instructor.

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