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Austrian Alps: Gross Glockner

Austrian Alps: Gross Glockner. An accident on this, Austria’s highest peak, was reported on 17 September 1949. It involved Michael Edison Sloane, of Llewellyn Park, New Jersey. It seems that this young student wandered away from a conducted tour and disappeared. His body was later found on the Pastern- zenkees. He had apparently fallen from a cliff while climbing alone. Later examination of the body indicated that Sloane had been seriously injured by the fall, but that he had died some time later from injuries, fatigue and exposure. If the group had been able to locate him soon after his fall, his life might have been saved. The lesson here should be obvious.