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Avalanche kills Mt. Blanc, Mt. Maudit climbers. Sad news for sure

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Weather conditions were fine. No warnings at all.

Such sad news. The head of Firefighters in Spain, in charge of the hiking rescue teams, is one of the dead.

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/mont-blanc-avalanche-three-britons-1140436

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    Those mountains are dangerous no matter what, lots of people are killed on them every year (I think around 100 this year already). Someone else died there just a week ago and a couple others several weeks ago, but I don't think that was an avalanche. I don't understand people who have to do such risky activity myself, but some people enjoy flirting with death and sometimes they lose, unfortunately. If you are familiar with mountains, there is always a risk of something like that when snow is melting. I don't understand how there can be no warning about that possibility, it is always a possibility and lots of those slab avalanches are caused by people setting them off, but if you hike in an area that is very popular with lots of climbers, that is a risk (that others may set off avalanches).

    I have an interest in some of these outdoor activities and have viewed various films from the Banff outdoor film festival, Warren Miller and other extreme skiing things, and a lot of those people die, it's just something they need to do, risk death. Look at the people who died recently climbing Mt Everest in the winter.

    I really feel sorry for the rescue teams if any of them get hurt or die while trying to save people.

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