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Climber dies in French Alps plunge

A 19-year-old man has died in a climbing accident in the French Alps.

Robbie Cammack, fell 1,300ft after becoming trapped on a mountain in a storm.

It is thought he and his climbing partner set out last Tuesday in a bid to climb the Frendo Spur on the Aiguille du Midi.

On Wednesday the pair called mountain rescue to say they were lost but a rescue helicopter could not reach them because of stormy conditions.

A helicopter was able to take off on Thursday and managed to rescue Mr Cammack's climbing partner.

However by then Mr Cammack had fallen to his death and his body was recovered on Friday, the Press and Journal newspaper reported.

Robbie's family paid tribute to the young Scot from Craigellachie, Moray, a medical student at the University of Edinburgh.

His father Adrian told the newspaper: "Robbie loved life and brought a laugh and inspiration to so many people - he will be deeply missed.

"He was well known throughout Moray for his achievements, both academic and sporting."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national in the French Alps. Next of kin are aware and are receiving consular assistance."

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