Rob Gauntlett killed during ice climb

January 19, 2009

accident

Rob Gauntlett, 21, the youngest Briton to climb Everest was killed alongside a school friend during an ice climb in the Alps.

“It is thought that the 21 year old were abseiling when a column  of ice fell and hit either them or their climbing pins, sending them crashing down 2,000 ft”

Source: Mail on Sunday, Independent: http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1111824/Youngest-Briton-conquer-Everest-friend-killed-Alps-avalanche-tragedy.html; http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/teen-everest-conqueror-dies-in-alpine-ice-avalanche-1299829.html

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Associate Professor in Sports Law, Staffordshire University; British Gymnastics Senior Coach

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