Most mountain deaths are foreigners

Most people who die due to accidents in the mountains are foreigners.

Last year 114 lost their lives – two thirds of those were non-Swiss. 

The figures, from the Swiss Alpine Club, do not include extreme sports – such as paragliding and wing suits. 

More men than women died, and most deaths were from hiking. 

The number is down a bit on previous years, but the club says that’s down to fewer people being in the mountains due to a lack of snow. 

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