2 British Climbers Found Dead on Matterhorn in the Alps

A photo taken on July 1, 2015 in Zermatt shows the Matterhorn mountain. The resort celebrates this year the 150th anniversary of the iconic Alpine mountain's first climb. (PHOTO CREDIT: AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini)
A photo taken on July 1, 2015 in Zermatt shows the Matterhorn mountain. The resort celebrates this year the 150th anniversary of the iconic Alpine mountain’s first climb. (PHOTO CREDIT: AFP Photo / Fabrice Coffrini)

Two British climbers have been found dead on the Matterhorn in the Alps after they disappeared in bad weather.

The men sent out an alert from the mountain on Friday as storms came in and temperatures plummeted.

Rescuers were unable to reach them because of high winds.

The climbers were finally located buried in snow on rocks on Saturday morning.

The bodies have been recovered.

A member of the Italian mountain rescue suggested the pair had been poorly equipped and were wearing light clothing.

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SOURCE: Sky News