10th anniversary of the death of Kurt Albert

Yesterday ten years ago Kurt Albert had a fatal accident on the “Höhenglücksklettersteig” in Franconia (Germany). Obviously the sling used for securing lay unfavorably in the catch of an unscrewed carabiner. Kurt didn’t have a via ferrata set with him. When he sat on the self-belay to take pictures, the noose opened the snapper and unhooked himself. Kurt then fell fatally 18 meters at the presumably highest point of the Höhenglücksteig, the “Scharfen Eck”

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