Climbers call the ladder in the Dachstein Mountains as the ‘stairway to heaven'(Picture: Getty Images)
A British climber has died in Austria – after falling 300 feet from a ladder dubbed the ‘stairway to heaven’.
The unnamed 42-year-old was climbing the Dachstein Mountains, part of the Northern Limestone Alps, when he fell off the end of the ladder.
It has been referred to as Via-Ferrata, which is Italian for ‘iron way’, and many climbers call it the ‘stairway to heaven’.
The Brit was reportedly scaling the ladder, run by Inter-sport, alone.
Third-party negligence has been ruled out.
Two helicopters arrived at the scene, and rescuers retrieved his body from the gully beneath the ladder, The Sun reports.
In August, Remi Lucidi was killed after falling from a skyscraper he had scaled in Hong Kong.
The 30-year-old had reached the 68th floor of the 721-foot Tregunter Tower in Hong Kong’s before his fatal fall.
Madalyn Davis, 21, fell to her death from a cliff in Sydney (Picture: Instagram)
The adventurer had been seen by a maid knocking on the windows of the penthouse to get back inside the building, but fell to his death before any help could arrive.
In July, a Polish climber died after scaling Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat, known as ‘killer mountain’.
Pawel Tomasz Kopec suffered breathing problems while descending the 26,660-foot mountain with two other climbers in harsh weather conditions.
In January 2020, British tourist Madalyn Davis died after she fell from a cliff in Sydney, Australia.
The 21-year-old went to the cliffs at Diamond Bay reserve to take a photograph after going to a party.
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