Galtuer, Austria - Republic of
ANNTON MATTLE AND GERHARD WALTER IN GALTUER.
Galtuer mayor Anton Mattle (L) and head of tourism Gerhard Walter (R) look dejected during a news conference December 29. A group of 10 German off-piste trekkers, who climbed the mountains with the help of fur-bottomed skis, were struck by an avalanche on Tuesday near the hut in the Jam valley that leads into Galtuer. Nine people have been killed and another woman injured in the incident.