Galtuer, Austria - Republic of
FRANZ LORENZ AND ANDREAS FALKE STAND IN FRONT OF A HELICOPTER IN GALTUER.
The owner of the Jam valley hut, where over over 30 skiers are sheltering,Franz Lorenz (R) and rescue worker Andreas Falkes (L) stand in front of a helicopter in Galtuer after the first rescue attempt was cancelled due to bad weather conditions December 29. A group of 10 German off-piste trekkers, who climb up 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 one woman injured in the incident.