Not a very big cemetery and it is at the back of the town. Sad to see how young the climbers were who lost their lives.
After walking past the cemetery for a week, we finally wandered in and were surprised at the interest it holds. The headstones tell a story…some of which is that many climbers lost their lives on the decent, most are men, and a large number are in their 20s. You get a feeling for the passion these people had for climbing,... More
Really glad that we got to see this place- a very humbling experience just reading the head stones of those killed often thousands of miles from home pitting themselves against the mountains. helped me to understand the place a bit better I think.
If you're walking around the town, you'll find this place, just beside the town's cemetary. Won't spend too much time there I guess because it's rather small, but interesting nevertheless.
very interesting but also sad place to visit. what a lot of young people have been killed in the mountains, most seem to have been killed on the way down. it is a surprise the number of countries they came from. it is a pretty cemetery and makes you think how dangerous the mountains can be, even when they look... More
One does rarely visit cemeteries - but this one is well worth a visit. First it is centrally located below the church, second it is in pristine, well kept condition, third it is highly interesting to read all the tombstones indicating on which mountain the person fell to their death. A sobering place. Visit prior your attempt to climb the... More
Very interesting place to visit. Sad to see how many climbers died in their endeavours and especially how young some of them were. Worth a visit though, free to see in the grounds of the church.
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