Champion mountaineer Adele Milloz, 26, dies falling from Mont Blanc | World News

A mountain skiing champion has died after falling from the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps.

Adele Milloz, 26, had left professional sports to train as a mountain guide.

She and a companion, aged 30, had been climbing Aiguille du Peigne, France, on Friday before the incident.

Other mountaineers saw the fall and raised the alarm, and then they themselves had to be lifted off the mountain because they were in a state of shock.

Ms. Milloz was an experienced climber who had previously competed in downhill skiing or skimo.

This involves climbing tricky peaks before skiing down them.

The sport will debut at the Winter Olympics at the 2026 competition in Milan Cortina.

Milloz, who grew up in Tignes in the French Alps, won the sport’s world championship in 2017 and European champion in 2018.

Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, the French Minister of Sports and the Olympic Games, tweeted a tribute to Milloz.

He said: “Deeply saddened by the death of alpine ski champion Adèle Milloz on Mont Blanc, aged 26, and the woman who was by her side.

“My deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and colleagues at the Chamonix National Ski and Mountaineering School.”

According to Sky Sports Italy, the cause of the crash is unknown and an investigation is underway.

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The Federation Francaise Montagne Escalade released a tribute saying: “His smile and good humor will always be missed.

“The entire federation wants to support Adele’s family and loved ones.”

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