Stormy weather claims eight in Japanese Alps

Eight climbers were killed in bad weather Saturday while trying to climb in the county’s “northern alps,” according to a story today in Japan Times Online.

“Nagano Prefectural Police said a party of six men in their 60s and 70s was found near Mount Korenge near the Hakuba ski resort by a climber early Saturday and confirmed dead after being airlifted to a nearby village. The group, believed to be from Kitakyushu, disappeared Friday,” the story said. Two other climbers, one a woman, also died the same day trying to climb peaks to the south.

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