Irish climbers die on Mont Blanc
Last Updated: 28 Jul 2014 16:04
Two Irish climbers died in an accident on Mont Blanc in France over the weekend.
Local mountain rescue, PGHM Chamonix, said the men died "instantly" during their descent.
It is understood they fell around 200 metres in the Dent du Geant area of the French Alps.
The bodies of the men, aged 37 and 55, were found yesterday at around 4pm.
Their names have not yet been released.
The Department of Foreign Affairs said it is providing consular assistance to the families of the two climbers through its embassy in Paris.