British climber dies in Canada fall

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Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015 by The News Editor

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A British national is among three climbers who fell to their death in Canada.

The bodies of a man and two women were found in a crevasse below Joffre Peak in British Columbia on Monday.

It is understood they fell almost 300 metres (1,000ft) on the mountain in the Pemberton area, north of Whistler.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office did not confirm reports that the British victim was a Scot.

A spokesman said: “We can confirm the death of a British national in Canada. We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time.”

Local reports said the climbers were in their 20s or 30s and part of a group of five.

Published: Wednesday 14th January 2015 by The News Editor

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