They were an organised group - with guides - and they died in winds and rain.
The weather here is very unpredictable at the moment and this tragedy should remind us all that however beautiful it is up here - it IS wild and the mountains can be dangerous whatever the season.
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If you are hiking here in the coming weeks you may well find nature guides and mountain trail staff checking that you are properly equiped. ALWAYS tell someone (the hotel/a taxi driver/other climbers) where you are going and if there is a book in a box at the trail head write your name clearly and the name of the last hotel you stayed in.