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The youngest Briton to climb Everest has died in an avalanche while ice-climbing in the French Alps. Rob Gauntlett, who reached the mountain's 8,840m summit in May 2006, just after he turned 19, was killed yesterday, along with a close friend.

NOTE: Melting and avalanche conditions are unprecedented in the Alps at this time of year, just as they are in N. America.