Three climbers die after 800-meter fall from Mont Blanc


GRENOBLE, France: Two climbers and their guide have fallen 800 meters to their death in the Mont Blanc range, French police said on Monday (Tuesday in Manila), the latest in a series of tragedies on Europe’s highest mountain. Helicopter rescue teams discovered the bodies of the three victims on Sunday night near the Aiguille du Midi peak, which rises to 3,842 meters (12,605 feet). Searches had been under way since Saturday evening. The guide, in his 50s, had 25 years of experience and was president of the company of Vanoise guides, and his clients were a 43-year-old man and a 46-year-old woman, both from Paris.



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