A climber from Israel perished on Tuesday after falling almost 10,000 feet while ascending Mont Blanc in the French Alps.
The victim was identified as Stas Davidov, 55, and was from the Samarian city of Ariel. He oversaw the city’s division for environmental protection. According to local sources, Davidov was on the Gouter Corridor, one of the two main paths to Mont Blanc’s peak, with a group of six people when he veered off course due to falling rocks.
The incident did not cause any other injuries. Davidov loved to climb. He published a picture taken from the summit of Georgia’s Mount Kazbek four years ago.
The tallest peak in western Europe, Mont Blanc, which is located near the French-Italian border, has had eight fatalities so far this year. Another Israeli, Reuven Landau, 18, was killed in an all-terrain vehicle collision in Canada earlier this month. Landau, a resident of Nofim in Samaria, had graduated from high school and was set to be drafted into the IDF.