Wednesday, 26. November 2014
11. 02. 13. - 14:00
Two men set out to a ski tour at the mountain Rax (Fri) but got lost when descending. They called the emergency services after having spent two nights outside. The men were rescued by the mountain rescue from Reichenau.
The 31-year-old Viennese and his 25-year-old friend from Baden had planned to spend one night in a bivouac. Due to a snowstorm, they lost orientation on the second day of their tour and kept wandering about the mountain.
They then had to spend another night in a bivouac. On the morning of the third day (Sun), the two exhausted men sent off an emergency call. Twelve members of the mountain rescue Reichenau started to search for the lost men in three groups.
The men were found only in the late afternoon close to "Gaislochboden".
According to the leader of the team Helmut Dittler the men were badly equipped: "They only had one pair of snow boots, but there was deep snow. This also made the rescue difficult."
The men suffered from frostbites and were taken to the regional hospital of Wiener Neustadt.
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