Polish climber missing on Mont Blanc
PR dla Zagranicy
An experienced Polish climber has gone missing while trying to scale Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps.
Mont Blanc. Photo: wikimedia commons/meliandri
Helicopter searches have been led since Saturday, but as of yet no trace of the 40-year-old man has been found.
The climber was last seen a week ago at the Vallot shelter, some 4,362 metres above sea level.
The missing man had intended to take on the peak with a companion, but the latter apparently pulled out mid-climb, owing to a lack of experience.
Mont Blanc is arguably the most hazardous peak in Europe, and each year the mountain claims a number of lives.
The worst incident in recent years occurred in July 2012 when nine climbers of various nationalities were killed in an avalanche. (nh)