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Funeral for avalanche victim

The funeral of a student from Blackburn who was killed in an avalanche in the Scottish highlands is taking place today. 24-year-old Christopher Bell was an experienced mountaineer, who died along with three others as they descended a mountain.

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Tributes for PHD student killed by avalanche

Friends have paid tribute to a 24-year-old climber who was killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands on Saturday.

Phd student Christopher Bell from Lancashire and his two friends Tom Chesters and Una Finnegan were swept 1,000ft to their deaths from a mountain in Glencoe.

  • Consider myself very lucky to have met you in life. You always pushed me to get out on my bike more, and I will forever remember you everytime I head out on my bike. A true inspiration, one of the happiest people I know and a good friend. RIP Chris, keep on riding mate.
  • Dear friend it is hard to put into words how much you are being missed, but your energy and love for life will see us through. An inspiration, a friend and real gentle guy. Can't really manage to say good bye x
  • You are a total star and one of the kindest and nicest people I know. You will be sorely missed by everyone that knew you. My heart and deepest sympathy goes out to your family. I'll miss you :o(

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