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US free climber Brad Gobright falls to death in Mexico

The accident happened at an almost sheer rock face known as Sendero Luminoso.

Brad Gobright was a famous free climber, tackling sheer rock faces like this one in Yosemite (Tom Evans/PA)
Brad Gobright was a famous free climber, tackling sheer rock faces like this one in Yosemite (Tom Evans/PA)

By Associated Press Reporters

Renowned US free climber Brad Gobright has died in a fall in Mexico.

The fall occurred on Wednesday at an almost sheer rock face known as Sendero Luminoso on the El Potrero Chico peak near the northern city of Monterrey.

The Nuevo Leon state civil defence office said Gobright fell about 300 metres.

We extend our sympathies and support to the rock climbing community. Mexican civil defence office

The publication, Rock And Ice, described Gobright, 31, from Orange County, California, as “one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world”.

Mexican officials said Gobright was accompanied by another foreign climber when the accident occurred. in the area described as “inaccessible”.

In a statement, the civil defence office said: “We extend our sympathies and support to the rock climbing community.”

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