A Japanese story noting three middle aged climbers died in an Avalanche notes that middle aged climbers are more vulnerable to problems because they don't know their strength is weakening.
Middle-aged <strong>climbers </strong> putting themselves at risk
The Daily Yomiuri - Osaka,Japan
Following a flurry of avalanche accidents in the Northern Japanese Alps, local residents have been warning <strong>climbers </strong> not to play about as they descend the <strong>... </strong> </p>
Middle-aged people whose strength is on the wane climb snow-covered mountains in small groups, and push themselves too hard too quickly. At the planning stage, they're already creating a risk of accidents," Maruyama said.
Here's a summary of international accidents including three killed in a Japan accident and a rescue in Australia.
Nagano avalanche claims three <strong>hikers </strong>
The Japan Times - Japan
Two women and a man were killed Monday when they were caught in an avalanche in Nagano Prefecture, police said. The incident occurred <strong>... </strong>
Avalanche buries four in central Japan; one <strong>hiker </strong> rescued
Hindu - Chennai,India
Tokyo, May 1 (AP): Rescuers found one buried <strong>hiker </strong> but searched for three other people covered in snow on Monday when an avalanche struck a mountain in central <strong>... </strong>
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Four climbers winched to safety
Sunshine Coast Daily - Queensland,Australia
<strong>... </strong> They became stuck 120 metres above the base, unable to move up or down the second <strong>highest </strong><strong>mountain </strong> in the Glasshouse Mountains National Park and were forced to <strong>... </strong></p>