Keyword: Mont Blanc
At least 33 tourists spent cold night suspended above Mont Blanc glaciers at altitude of 12,500ft after wires carrying cable cars became tangled.
Initially 110 people were trapped after cables got crossed, but 65 were airlifted out by helicopter before rescue work was suspended for night.
A woman of British-Polish nationality and another from Slovakia were swept away with their German male guide as they climbed the Mont Blanc.
Matteo Renzi reignites ancient row over whether France or Italy should lay claim to Mont Blanc and other Alpine peaks.
The group, which included an experienced guide, died after a terrifying 250-metre fall while trying to scale Europe's highest mountain.
Local official is furious after climber Paul Sweeny told US TV he climbed the mountain with his two young boys when an avalanche struck.