Saturday 5th August 2017, a group of Hungarian climbers were about to attempt to summit Mont Blanc with their two 9 year old children.
According to Le Messager, the parents, their two young twins and a friend were about to set off from the Gouter Hut (3,815m), when a mountain guide alerted the Chamonix PGHM.
Indeed, the alert was given at 8:30am by the mountain guide who saw the climbers in full ascent of Mont Blanc.
Hubert Chaudeurge, witness of the scene, said that he saw the children "paralysed, crying and no longer able to move under the weight of their packs. He also filmed the mother and her two children helicoptered off the mountain by the Chamonix PGHM.
Watch here the video: