An Irish mountain climber Anthony Ryan has died while attempting to scale Matterhorn in Switzerland.

According to Irish times Anthony Ryan died in late July after falling more than 350 meters while descending from the mountain. He was descending around midday on July 26th when he fell for unknown reasons and died.

According to police statement the man was descending alone and unroped, and was at an altitude of about 4,000 metres when he fell.

Witnesses who saw the fall raised the alarm, and rescuers on a search flight located the body on the east face of the mountain.

More than 500 people have died on the Matterhorn since it was first climbed in 1865.

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This summer has seen numerous climbing deaths in the Swiss Alps, with two other climbers died on the Matterhorn in early July.

Since past weeks mountain guides are cancelling climbs up some of the most iconic peaks in the Alps, including Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn. Alpine guides in Switzerland, France, and Italy say that a series of heat waves starting in May and the ongoing effects of global warming have led to climbing cancellations on about a dozen peaks.