The whole group of 7 Summits Club today, climbedMont Blancvia the normal route through the Aiguille du Gouter. All 9 members and 3 guides (Victor Bobok, Dennis Saveliev and Alexei Lonchinsky) reached the summit and descended safely to the refuge. Now they are at Tete Rousse, tomorrow they will go down in Chamonix.
At the same time on the opposite slope ofMont Blancterrible catastrophe occurred, one of the worst in the history of mountaineering. On the slope of Mont Maudit, where the route goes "Three Mont Blanc route" an avalanche swept away a large group of climbers. It happened at 5-25 a.m. The exact number of victims will be more refined. Search works underway. At the moment, it found that killed 9 people. They are climbers from Spain, Britain, Germany and Switzerland.