A Ukrainian climber was found dead on Mont Blanc on Saturday, a day after setting off to scale western Europe’s highest peak, rescuers said.
The 42-year-old became trapped in an overnight storm on the 4,810-metre (15,780-foot) mountain.
The climber had alerted mountain rescuers that he was in trouble, but they could not come to his aid because of the poor conditions.
“He had lost track of where he was, so he sent a signal around 10:00 pm (2000 GMT),” said the mountain unit of the gendarmerie in nearby Chamonix.
“But it was impossible to launch a rescue operation because the mountain was in the …read more
Source: African news network 7