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  • British Skier Falls 5,000ft to Death in French Alps

    05/20/2013 7:07:05 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 31 replies
    ibtimes ^ | May 19, 2013 6:07 PM GMT | Timur Moon
    The man, who has yet to be named, fell to his death on the Mont Blanc range after being stranded on a glacial ridge close to the Aiguille du Midi mountain. He had been out with another skier when they were caught in a storm as they descended the challenging Vallee Blanche, 12,460ft (3,800 metres) above the resort of Chamonix. The two were left trapped on the peak when their cable car broke down, and with bad weather closing in, high winds and blizzards forced them to abandon their intended descent. The man's companion managed to get to the lift...