- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Rescue workers with the Mont Blanc service say they’ve now tasked helicopters to fly over the Alpine mountain, the tallest in Europe, to help find six climbers who went missing on Wednesday.

The reports of the missing comes at the height of the climbing season in Europe, The Associated Press reported. Several have already lost their lives while trying to reach the top, and local residents say many who try are ill-prepared to deal with the dangers of Mont Blanc, AP said.

The rescue team said the six were trying to reach the Aiguille d’Argentiere, located at about 12,800 feet, when they disappeared, AP reported.