Climbing Talent Jonas Hainz Dies Soloing on Monte Magro

Promising climber and rescue specialist Jonas Hainz (25) died in a 100m fall while attempting Monte Magro alone on Friday. Also known as Magerstein, it lies in Italy’s South Tyrol.

We reported on Hainz about a month ago, when he free soloed the challenging Moulin Rouge route in the Dolomites. It was first free climbed by his father, Christoph Hainz, and Oswald Celva.

It is not known whether Hainz was free soloing during his fatal accident. He was on the south ridge of the 3,273m peak when he fell. When he did not return home Friday night, family members asked for help. Searchers found his lifeless body the following morning, at about 2,400m.

Hainz was an active member of Bergrettung Bruneck EO rescue team.

Snowy Mount Magro

Mount Magro, South Tyrol. Photo: Summitpost

Kris Annapurna

KrisAnnapurna is a writer with ExplorersWeb.

Kris has been writing about history and tales in alpinism, news, mountaineering, and news updates in the Himalaya, Karakoram, etc., for the past year with ExplorersWeb. Prior to that, Kris worked as a real estate agent, interpreter, and translator in criminal law. Now based in Madrid, Spain, she was born and raised in Hungary.