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    Rescuers Looking For 4 Climbers Lost on Mount Elbrus at Over 10,100 Feet

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    A Russian Emergencies Ministry rescue team is looking for four climbers who have gotten lost on Mount Elbrus, the highest mountain in Russia and Europe.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – According to the statement, seven rescuers and one unit of equipment have been sent out to look for the climbers.

    "At 23:35 Moscow time [20:35 GMT] on Wednesday we were notified that on Mount Elbrus, at a height of 3,100 meters [about 10,171 feet], below the Hotutau pass, a group of four climbers had gotten lost," the Kabardino-Balkaria branch of the Russian Emergencies Ministry said in a Thursday statement.

    The Hotutau is an ice plateau southwest of Mount Elbrus.


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