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Polish climber missing on Mont Blanc

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Nick Hodge 01.06.2015 08:34
An experienced Polish climber has gone missing while trying to scale Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps.
Mont Blanc. Photo: wikimedia commons/meliandriMont 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)

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