On the night of the 17th, three elderly men and women were distressed in the Yatsugatake mountain range in Nagano prefecture, and on the morning of the 18th, all were found by police and others searching, but one woman died.

After 7:30 pm on the 17th, a party of three men and women in their 70s and 80s reported to the fire department that they were "stuck" near the summit of Mt. Tengu at an altitude of about 2600 meters in the Yatsugatake mountain range in Nagano prefecture. ..

When police mountain rescue teams searched from early morning on the 18th, they found three people near the mountaintop before 8 am and carried them to a nearby mountain hut.

According to police, of the three, Ms. Mikiko Imaizumi (71), an unemployed person in Saga City, was found unconscious and was subsequently confirmed dead.

A 71-year-old man and an 84-year-old man who were also visiting from Saga City were not injured and were able to eat and talk. It means that he was examined at the hospital.

According to police, the three of them planned to enter the mountain on the 16th and stay in a mountain lodge on the 17th.

The fact that they didn't have a tent meant that the three of them were spending time in the shade of rocks wearing blankets and talking to each other.

Police are looking into the situation in which the three were in distress.

Mountain lodge employee "It snows from the morning on the 17th and a snowstorm at night"

A female employee of a mountain lodge, where three elderly men and women who were in distress near the summit of Mt. It snowed, and at night the wind became stronger and it became a snowstorm, which was not very suitable for mountain climbing. "

On top of that, "Mt. Tengu is often taken up as a course for beginners, but it is a dangerous place if the weather gets bad, so please prepare well. In the mountains, the weather may change suddenly, so I want the climbers to have the courage to turn back on the way. "