British climbers killed in Alps named
London - Arabstoday
Friday, 13 July 2012 12:36 GMT
Two British climbers killed in the French Alps have been named by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) as John Taylor and Steve Barber.
The pair, both from York, were killed in an avalanche alongside seven others on Mont Maudit near Chamonix on Thursday.
A third Brit killed on the mountain was named earlier as experienced climber Robert Payne.
Payne, from London, was working as a guide and was a former general secretary of the British Mountaineering Council.
The climbers had been part of a 28-person strong group traversing Mont Maudit.
They had been en route to climb Mt Blanc.