Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 10 July 2014

Britons die in mountain plunge

Two British climbers have died in the French Alps (AP)

Two British climbers have died in the French Alps, the Foreign Office has confirmed.

According to reports the men, aged 22 and 24, were climbing near the town of Chamonix, when they fell more than 2,500ft to their deaths on Friday.

A FCO spokeswoman said: "We can confirm that two British climbers have died in the French Alps. Their families have been informed and we are providing consular assistance."

The double tragedy follows the death of Scottish medical student Robbie Cammack, 19, who was killed in the same region less than four weeks ago.

The climbing enthusiast, from Craigellachie, Moray, reportedly fell 1300ft after becoming trapped in a storm as he attempted to scale the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi.

Mr Cammack's climbing partner was rescued, it is understood.

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