Avalanche Kills 1, Injures 2 on Mont Blanc, France Today:

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Mont Blanc du Tacul.
Mont Blanc du Tacul.

A mountain climber was killed in an avalanche on Mont Blanc du Tacul in Chamonix, France today at 11:30am.  He was from New Zealand.

The avalanche is reported to be 600 meters long.  Mountain rescue teams reached him but he was already deceased.

Map showing pin on Mont Blanc du Tacul, France.
Map showing pin on Mont Blanc du Tacul, France.

Two other climbers from Chamonix search and rescue team PGhM were injured by the avalanche and hospitalized.  Their injuries are reported to be non life-threatening.

 An avalanche on this same mountain, Mont Blanc du Tacul, killed 9 people in July 2012.

Mont Blanc du Tacul.
Mont Blanc du Tacul.


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