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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.
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.