Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 24 September 2014

Two British climbers die in French Alps

Two British climbers have fallen 9m to their deaths in the French Alps. Rescue services found the pair roped together, suggesting one climber lost his footing, taking his partner with him.

The men, aged 22 and 24, were climbing near the town of Chamonix, when the accident happened.

Reports indicated the two men fell 3m off the summit of the Frendo.

Mild weather is believed to have softened the snow, making climbing difficult.

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