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The bodies of six French climbers were found on Mont Blanc in the Alps Wednesday, just a day after the group ran into inclement weather and went missing on Europe’s highest peak. Five of the climbers were found when rescue teams swept in on Wednesday, while the group’s guide was spotted in a crevasse later in the day after falling nearly 800 feet, according to French authorities.

The group was part of a two-week mountaineering course hosted by the Union Nationale des Centres Sportifs de Plein Air (UCPA) according to a report by The Guardian, and was attempting to ascend the Aiguille d’Argentiere, a route that runs between two narrow peaks on its way towards Mont Blanc’s summit. Weather moved in Tuesday evening, stranding the group and grounding a rescue helicopter until midday Wednesday.

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