Alpinist Found Alive on Aiguille Verte

Went missing last Tuesday

May 20, 2013
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A 21-year-old French alpinist was found alive in the Mont Blanc massif on Saturday after spending four days lost in the Alps.

According to PlanetMountain, Gaelle Cavalie planned to solo Couloir Couturier, a moderately difficult snow route up the north face of the Aiguille Verte, when she wandered off route and became lost last Tuesday.

On Saturday, a rescue helicopter spotted the climber just below the summit of the mountain. Cavalie, who spent the four days and nights in a snow cave, suffered mild hypothermia, but is otherwise healthy.

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