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Body found on Mont Blanc of missing Polish climber

PR dla Zagranicy
Nick Hodge 01.06.2015 18:14
The body of a Polish mountaineer has been found on Mont Blanc, a week after the man was last seen or heard from.
Mont Blanc. Photo: wikimedia commonsMont Blanc. Photo: wikimedia commons

Helicopter searches had been carried out since Saturday, after fears grew following the disappearance of the 40-year-old man.

The French rescue team from Chamonix has informed Polish Radio that the man apparently fell 400 metres to his death.

The climber was last seen on the morning of 25 May 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 pulled out mid-climb, owing to fears about the weather conditions.

The victim's wife had launched an appeal after for help after she was unable to make contact with him.

Mont Blanc is the tallest and 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)

Source: IAR

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