Three very young Spanish climbers died in an avalanche in Kyrgyzstan today. These climbers were aged 18, 24, and 24 and were all in Kyrgyzstan climbing for a month with the Federation of Catalan Excursionists. The climbers were climbing a rock face near the summit of 12,700-foot Akun-Too when an avalanche ripped them off the rock. Their bodies have been recovered and are being returned to Spain. These men were part of a 9-person team that was being lead by an instructor from their federation. None of their companions were involved in the avalanche.