June 26th, 2011
10:40 AM ET

6 bodies found in French Alps

The bodies of six climbers were found Sunday in the French Alps, authorities said.

After a hiker spotted the bodies, they were brought by helicopter to the nearby village of Villar d'Arene, local police said, according to a report on French state radio.

Authorities believe the mountaineers died Saturday morning, said the village mayor Xavier Cret.

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  1. RagingSemi

    They should have mimed to keep warm.

    June 26, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  2. Imglad

    I don't think think they were climbers anymore, more like layarounders.

    June 26, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |

    they should have snuggled together..

    June 26, 2011 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. RagingSemi

    They didnt bring enough berets, striped shirts, crepes and french bread to make it through an emergency?

    June 26, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  5. andrewglaze2

    I don't conceive they were climbers anymore, author equal launderers.


    June 26, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jill

    The comments section of the CNN blogs is like a cesspool of retardation.

    June 26, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  7. RagingSemi

    I see it more as a magnet for humorless, pretentious jerks.

    June 26, 2011 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    You may not like their climbing, but they certainly can cook.

    June 26, 2011 at 12:13 pm | Report abuse |
  9. my dixie wreck


    hi there... join the cesspool and become one of us...

    June 26, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy

    This is sad.
    My condolences to the families.
    It would be nice to know what happened....

    CNN, a little more into, please? Thank you.

    June 26, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • me

      Not sad. Its life . Death happens. Ill die, youll die. We die.

      June 26, 2011 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |

    i dont feel sorry for them... they chose to go into the frozen waste land...

    if i took up chain saw juggaling and was killed would anyone feel sorry for me?

    June 26, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy

    It is sad for the families of those who perished.
    Yes, that's life, but it is also sad.

    Are the chain saws running? If so, I'd want a refund from the show.

    I'd sure as hell would feel sorry for you...and your children.
    That's after I called you a dolt, if course.

    June 26, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |

    der..thats why i dont juggle chainsaws....or go out hiking in the frozen wasteland...

    June 26, 2011 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    June 26, 2011 at 3:20 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jay

    @Jill: That is the truest thing I've read on here all day.

    June 26, 2011 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
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