A 26-year-old French ski mountaineering champion died after falling off the face of Mont Blanc in the French Alps.

Adèle Milloz plummeted to her death along with a friend she was hiking with on Friday.

Their bodies were discovered Friday evening, and officials believed they were roped together when they took the fatal plunge.

It is unclear why they fell, and authorities have said they are investigating. Some hikes were cancelled in the aftermath of the fatal accident, according to reports.

Milloz, who grew up in the Alps, won several European and world titles in ski mountaineering, a sport where players hike up a mountain and ski down, according to The Sun.

She was no longer competing at the time of her death, and had been training to become a mountain guide.

France’s Minister of Sport and the Olympics tweeted her condolences, writing in French she was “deeply saddened” by the news.

“Adèle was a luminous young woman,” Chairman of the Company of Guides of Chamonix Olivier Gruber said, according to The Sun. “The whole company feels infinite sadness today.”

Adele Milloz died falling from Mount Blanc in the French Alps.
Adele Milloz plummeted to her death along with a friend she was hiking with on Friday.