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.
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