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Six climbers found dead in the French Alps

Posted on Aug 14 2014 | IANS

London, Aug 14 : Six climbers were found dead in the French Alps, a media report said.

The five climbers and their guide, all aged between 27 and 45, went missing due to bad weather late Tuesday, BBC reported.

The bodies were reportedly found Wednesday after a rescue team was sent to Aiguille d'Argentiere, a 3,900m (12,800ft) peak in the Mont Blanc range.

According to French mountain rescuers, the group died after falling 250 metres.

The climbers' identities have not yet been confirmed.

An investigation is underway into the possible cause of the deaths.

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