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#Mont Blanc

# mont-blanc - Monday 13 July, 2020

Alpine melt reveals copies of Indian newspapers likely from 1966 plane crash

The papers were probably aboard an Air India flight that crashed on the mountain in January 1966.

# mont-blanc - Wednesday 25 September, 2019

Mont Blanc glacier close to collapse, warn Italian authorities

The glacier is on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.

# mont-blanc - Friday 9 September, 2016

Over 30 people spent the night stuck in cable cars over Alps

The rescue team described the mission as “very complicated”.

# mont-blanc - Monday 28 July, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Monday

Everyone’s talking about Ivor Callely, MH17′s black boxes and Gaza.

Two Irishmen killed in a fall on Mont Blanc

Peter Britton and Colm Ennis were long-time friends according to family members.

# mont-blanc - Friday 27 September, 2013

Climber finds treasure trove off Mont Blanc

The climber found emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades after a plane crashed some 50 years ago.

# mont-blanc - Monday 16 July, 2012

Two French climbers found dead in Alps

The two men, aged 24 and 26, were discovered at the bottom of the south face of Mount Rouies in the Massif des Ecrins.

# mont-blanc - Sunday 15 July, 2012

Two bodies found on Mont Blanc

The bodies of a Polish woman and Spanish man were found after spending more than 24 hours in a snow hole.

# mont-blanc - Friday 30 July, 2010

THOUSANDS OF GALLONS of trapped glacier water on Mont Blanc are in danger of bursting and flooding a French Alpine valley, officials have said.

Some 65,000 cubit metres of water have been discovered inside the glacier by researchers working at the National Centre for Scientific Research. There’s enough water there to fill 20 Olympic-sized swimming pools, according to Reuters.

The researchers says it could burst at any time, and would destroy everything in its path. Nearly 900 homes are threatened.

A similar event occurred in July 1892, killing around 200 people.

A pumping operation to alleviate the problem is planned to run from the middle of next month until October, and locals have been warned about the danger.