Death Trap Haute Route – Reconstruction of a Tragedy

Seven dead people from a ski tour group of ten: The drama under the Pigne d’Arolla, on the legendary Haute Route, the ski tour between Chamonix and Zermatt, is the biggest accident of its kind in the Swiss Alps. Was it an accident or human error?

The film shows what happened, which decisions finally led to the tragic death of the ski tourers and why the group from France survived. It shows exemplarily what is happening in the Alps, where mountain tourism is getting stronger and bigger. What can be learned from this accident, are there consequences that must be drawn from it?

Available for French and Spanish Speaking territories only


  • Year: 2023
  • Duration: 89 mins
  • Production: Spiegel TV
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  • Available Versions: ENG, GER
  • Country of production: Germany

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