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US NewsUK climber falls to his death from Matterhorn in Switzerland

20:20  03 june  2019
20:20  03 june  2019 Source:   msn.com

'He got his goal': British climber is latest to die on Everest

'He got his goal': British climber is latest to die on Everest A British climber has become the latest to die on Mount Everest - where 10 people are said to have died in the last few weeks. Dozens of climbers have been making the assault on the summit in the narrow window of opportunity when weather conditions are good enough. Robert Haynes Fisher, 44, is reported to have made the top of the world's highest mountain but died 150 metres (almost 500ft) below on his way back down. According to the expeditionary company's Murari Sharma, Mr Fisher "suddenly fell down" when returning from the summit.

Geneva: Police in Switzerland say a 24-year-old British mountain climber who was coming down from the country's famed Matterhorn fell to his death in

A British mountain climber has fallen to his death while descending Matterhorn in Switzerland . The 24-year-old, who has not been identified, is said to have Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau waves to supporters beside his wife Sophie after the federal election at the Palais des

UK climber falls to his death from Matterhorn in Switzerland © Chris Radburn The sunrises over the Matterhorn in Switzerland (Chris Radburn/PA)

Police in Switzerland say a British mountain climber who was coming down from the country’s famed Matterhorn fell to his death after a chunk of rock came loose during the descent.

The Valais regional police say two other Britons who were also coming down from the Hoernli ridge were uninjured.

The incident happened at around 2:40am on Monday at an altitude of around 3,380 metres.

The 24-year-old victim was not identified, and local prosecutors were investigating.

Valais police spokesman Steve Leger said he had no details about why the climbers had been scaling the peak at that hour.

The local prosecutor’s office did not immediately reply to an email seeking comment.

Traffic jams are just one of the problems facing climbers on Everest.
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