British climbers killed in Alps named

13th Jul 2012
British climbers killed in Alps named The group was attempting to scale Mt Blanc in France

Two British climbers killed in the French Alps have been named by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) as John Taylor and Steve Barber.

The pair, both from York, were killed in an avalanche alongside seven others on Mont Maudit near Chamonix on Thursday.

A third Brit killed on the mountain was named earlier as experienced climber Robert Payne.

Payne, from London, was working as a guide and was a former general secretary of the British Mountaineering Council.

The climbers had been part of a 28-person strong group traversing Mont Maudit.

They had been en route to climb Mt Blanc.


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