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Indeed, there are a couple of people who’ve climbed up the mountain in wheelchairs, so the ability to walk isn’t even a pre-requisite. The vast majority of Alpine victims are reasonably experienced male skiers aged 20–35 but also include ski instructors and guides.[ citation needed ] However a significant number of climbers are killed in Scottish avalanches often on descent and often triggered by the victims.

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