During the ascent over the fixed rope route "Reißthalersteig" on the Rax, a mountaineer slipped at a snow cornice and has crashed about 50 meters over partly vertical rock terrain. Hikers who watched the accident called the rescue services by mobile phone. The emergency doctor of the rescue helicopter could only determine the death. The deceased was subsequently rescued by the alpine police and our comrades and flown down to the valley by the BMI helicopter. From our local team 3 mountain rescuers were on duty and one team was on standby.