American, Japanese Climbers Die on Mt. Fuji

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2009 4:33 AM CDT
Mount Fuji, at 12.385 feet, is Japan's highest peak.   (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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(Newser) – An American climber and his Japanese colleague have been found frozen to death on Mount Fuji, AP reports. Authorities believe the men, reported missing last weekend, perished on their way down from the summit. The deaths on the famous mountain follow those of ten elderly hikers who died of exposure while climbing a mountain on Hokkaido island last week.