Clonmel man dies in Mont Blanc climbing tragedy

One of the two climbers killed in an accident on Mont Blanc in France over the weekend was from Clonmel.

He was Peter Britton, aged 55, who was an engineer with Tipperary County Council.

Colleagues and friends have expressed shock at his death today.

County Council chairman Michael Fitzgerald extended sympathy to Mr Britton’s family on behalf of all councillors and staff.

The other man to die in the tragedy also had Clonmel connections as Colm Ennis, aged 37, from Waterford had worked in Bulmers for some time.

The two men died instantly in a fall on Europe’s highest mountain.

They were both members of Rathgormack Climbing Club.

It is understood they fell around 200 metres in the Dent du Geant area of the French Alps.


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