A serac release has triggered an avalanche on Mont Maudit, Chamonix. This large avalanche has killed at least nine climbers early this morning, with four more climbers still missing.
Mont Maudit 4342 mtrs and Mont Blanc 4810 mtrs taken from the summit ridge of Mont Tacul
© BigHell, Aug 2010
The photo above clearly shows the normal route up Mont Maudit (climbers in the lower right) and the serac danger on that slope.
Those found are reported to include three British climbers. The names of those involved have not yet been officially released, however we will update this report when that information becomes public.