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Sunday, September 03, 2006

Mont Blanc - Found after 17 Years

A BBC News report just came in. The body of two mountaineers who died in an attempt to climb Mont Blanc (4,572 meter or 15,000 feet) in the French Alps have been found – 17 years after.

According to a member of the BMC (British Mountaineering Council), it looks like the climbing party sought shelter in a crevasse on Mont Blanc and then got covered with snow and ice possibly by an avalanche.

The bodies of the British and German mountaineers had been preserved by the ice and now got freed due to the melting of the glacier.

Click here to read the full story:
Mont Blanc: “Dead Climber Found After 17 Years