The bodies of five climbers have been found on France's Mont Blanc in France.

Six members of a group, including one guide, had been missing since yesterday evening amid bad weather.

The group had set out to climb the Aiguille d'Argentiere peak on the Mont Blanc massif, which stands at 3,902 metres.

There have been several deaths this climbing season on the mountain.

Colm Ennis, 37, from Waterford and Peter Britton, 55, from south Tipperary died on the mountain last month.

Two Belgians were found dead on 2 August, while four two Finns, a German and a French person died in July.

A US climber sparked outrage earlier this month when he tried to climb the mountain with his nine-year-old son and 11-year-old daughter.

The family escaped uninjured, but video footage of the incident in a spot known as the "Corridor of Death" caused an outcry when it was broadcast in the US last month.