“According to preliminary data, on February 25, a 40-year-old Voronezh resident, together with six other members of the group, violated the requirements for descending strictly along the marked routes, overstepped them and headed towards the rocks.” the ministry said in a statement.
After that, ignoring the rescuers’ warning, the snowboarders began their descent, starting an avalanche that finally caught up with one of them. Later, his body was pulled out from under the snow.
Now the investigators are investigating all the circumstances of the incident, for this, among other things, a forensic medical examination of the body of the deceased has been scheduled.
This is the third incident to date in the KBR mountains in the Elbrus region. Earlier, in the Terskol Gorge, three snowboarders, while descending an unmarked track, also caused an avalanche. But, according to preliminary information, they are alive, rescuers came to their aid. And on the same day, during the ascent to Elbrus, a climber from Chita died. According to preliminary data, he died of a heart attack during the ascent.