5 climbers dead on Mont Blanc peak; 6th missing

August 13, 2014 11:08 AM

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PARIS: Five French climbers died and a sixth was missing on Wednesday on France's Mont Blanc, after a night of snow and wind on Europe's tallest mountain.

August is the height of the climbing season on Mont Blanc, where even in the warmest months fierce storms can strike quickly. Several mountaineers have died already this summer — including at least one experienced guide — and local officials say they fear many people come to Mont Blanc ill-prepared ...

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