SOLDEN, Austria, May 3 (UPI) -- Six people were killed this weekend in an avalanche near an Austrian ski resort, local reports indicated.
The Austrian news agency APA reported the avalanche happened Saturday at the Solden resort, but poor weather had hampered rescue operations until Sunday morning, when six bodies were recovered, the BBC said.
The news agency said the six victims were all Czech Republic mountain climbers who were trying to scale the Schalfkogel peak. Their bodies were identified by a seventh member of the team who had decided not to join the climbing party.
APA reported the avalanche was triggered when the climbers were about 1,600 feet below the 11,500-foot-high summit, which is in a remote region of the Alps near the Italian border.