Scottish skier dies after 600-metre Alps fall

25th February 2014, Comments 0 comments

A Scottish holiday-maker died Tuesday after plunging 600 metres (1,970 feet) while skiing in the French Alps, mountain rescue officials said.

The man, aged about 30, was skiing with a friend around mid-day at a height of about 3,100 metres (10,170 feet) at the summit of Mont Buet in the Giffre massif.

"He passed through a ledge of snow and fell 600 metres on the north face," a rescue worker said.

His fellow skier, another Scotsman also aged about 30, avoided the fall and was unharmed.

Police had opened an investigation to determine the cause of the accident.

© 2014 AFP

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