Three British climbers have been killed in an avalanche in the French Alps.
John Taylor and Steve Barber and experienced climber Roger Payne were among nine people killed on Mont Maudit, near Chamonix, on Thursday.
Two of the men – Taylor and Barber were climbing to raise money for a local hospice.
They were part of a team of 28 attempting to reach the summit of Mont Blanc.
Other climbers confirmed dead were from Germany, Spain and Switzerland.
For more updates visit Tyne Tees
More top news
A look ahead at the forecast for the Border region.
Artefacts uncovered from a Viking burial site in Cumwhitton have went on display in Carlisle's Tullie House thanks to a £50,000 grant
Members of the Lake District Ski Club, based on Raise Fell near Hellvelyn, have been taking the Alpine past time to Cumbria. See the pics: