PARIS (AP) — At least five French climbers are dead after a fall on Mount Blanc in France, after a night of snow and wind on the tallest mountain in Western Europe.
A sixth climber was spotted at the bottom of a crevasse. Searchers say recovery efforts are underway, and that there's no word on the climber's condition -- other than that the person is unconscious.
The climbers were taking part in a two-week mountaineering course, and were reported missing overnight when they failed to return to a refuge.
August is the height of the climbing season on Mount Blanc -- where, even in the warmest months, storms can strike quickly.