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Five more climbers found dead on Mont Blanc

media Mont Blanc Source: Matthieu Rieggler / Wikimedia Commons

In a deadly season on France’s Mont Blanc, Europe’s highest mountain, the bodies of five more climbers were found on Wednesday after their group went missing in bad weather.

The group consisting of six people and a guide went missing on Tuesday evening amid bad weather conditions.

They set out to climb the "Aiguille d'Argentiere" peak on the Mont Blanc massif, which stands at 3902 metres.

The five people who died are believed to be young French nationals who were training with the UCPA (Union of outdoor sports centres), a French organisation which offers holidays to young people annually.

This year’s climbing season at Mont Blanc has been particularly deadly thus far. Two Belgians died on August 2 and a further six other climbers died between July 15 and 30 -- two Irish, two Finns, a German and a French national.

To some professional guides these deaths underline how dangerous and unpredictable the mountain is. They say there should be more control over entry to the national park.
Climbers currently do not need a permit to attempt Mont Blanc, which stands at 4,180 meters.

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