The photo of a man in bermuda shorts on the ship, moreover at four thousand meters above the imposing Monte Rosa, at first sight it can arouse laughter due to the evident fact that is created. However, there can be very serious repercussions, which is why the Valle d’Aosta Alpine Rescue has decided to spread this photo of a hiker, taken on the normal route of Breithorn, to sound the alarm and call everyone to responsibility.
“In the event of a fall into a crevasse – he explained Paolo Comune, director of the Cnsas Valle d’Aosta – this person has very little chance of survival. In addition to the consequences of falling and rubbing against the ice, staying in the crevasse, with this equipment, does not allow the necessary protection from the cold and severe hypothermia, which can occur in a very short time, can lead to death”.
Despite the numerous appeals to caution, these behaviors are quite frequent: “For this reason – added the Municipality – we reiterate the absolute need to move, in the mountains, with adequate equipment and clothing, with the appropriate knowledge of the territory and with utmost prudence “. The best example is that of a mountaineer who last spring fell 20 meters into a crevasse: being adequately equipped, the rescuers managed to save them despite being half-buried by the snow.