9-Year-Old Twins And Their Mother Rescued While Attempting To Climb Mont Blanc


Mont Blanc, France – On Saturday, August 5, 2017 a group of Hungarian mountaineers attempted to climb Mont Blanc (4808 meters). The group consisted of a pair of 9-year-old twins, their parents and a friend. The group was attempting to climb Mont Blanc from the Refuge du Gouter (3815 meters).

Refuge du Gouter, Mont Blanc | Pixabay Image
Refuge du Gouter, Mont Blanc | Pixabay Image

A mountain guide alerted authorities about the situation after seeing the terrified children “”paralysed, crying and no longer able to move under the weight of their packs” (Chamonet.com).

PGHM initiated a rescue of the children and their mother from the mountain. After the rescue by helicopter, the father and friend continued their summit attempt of Mont Blanc.

Even though there are no age requirements to climb Mont Blanc, it’s not a good idea for children to climb the peak due to the potential health risks of children at high elevations.

A video of the rescue was posted on YouTube:

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