French ski champion Adèle Milloz, 26, and her friend fall to their deaths in the Alps

French ski champion Adèle Milloz, 26, and her friend fall to their deaths in the Alps

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

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

Their bodies were discovered Friday night, and officials believe they were tied together with ropes as they made the fatal jump.

It is unclear why they fell and authorities have said they are investigating. Some hikes were reportedly canceled after the fatal accident.

Milloz, who grew up in the Alps, has won multiple European and world titles in ski mountaineering, a sport in which players climb a mountain and ski down it, according to The Sun.

At the time of her death she was no longer involved in competitions and had trained as a mountain guide.

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

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

Mountaineer Adele MillozAdele Milloz died in a fall from Mont Blanc in the French Alps.Instagram/adelemilloz

Champion mountaineer Adele Milloz in an Instagram photoAdele Milloz fell to her death along with a friend she was hiking with on Friday.Instagram/adelemilloz