10 Missing in Mont Blanc Avalanche

Helicopters, rescuers seeking survivors
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 24, 2008 8:44 AM CDT
10 Missing in Mont Blanc Avalanche
A peak in Mont Blanc near the avalanche site.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – Ten climbers are missing after an avalanche early this morning sheered off a snow slope on the north face of Mont Blanc, Europe's highest mountain. Helicopters, dogs, and rescue workers were searching today for survivors, which included Swiss and Austrian climbers. Eight people injured in the avalanche were being treated at nearby hospitals. A Dutch father and his three sons fell to their death from the mountain last month. (Read more mountain climber stories.)

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