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Body recovered of second climber to die on Mount Olympus during cold snap

Greek authorities have recovered the body of a climber who died while attempting to scale Mount Olympus, the country's highest mountain.

It was the second such deadly accident there since last week.

Fire department rescue crews located the 55-year-old's body in a 50-metre (164-foot) ravine at an altitude of about 2,200 metres (7,220 feet) in the early hours of Tuesday.

They also rescued his injured climbing companion, a 37-year-old man, hours earlier and transported him to a nearby hospital.

On Saturday, rescue crews recovered the body of a 26-year-old from another ravine on Olympus and rescued an injured 25-year-old, while two injured climbers, a 49-year-old and a 65-year-old, were rescued on Sunday.

Rescue crews said the mountain trail was packed with icy snow, causing climbers to slip.

AP

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