Brit hiker dies after plunging 160ft to his death from ‘difficult’ path on France’s tallest mountain

A British hiker died on Sunday from a fall while hiking at the foot of France’s highest mountain, Mont Blanc, police in the Chamonix region said on Monday.

The man in his fifties took a difficult route near the Bionnassay glacier, the smallest on the French side of the Mont Blanc massif, at a spot called Nid d’Aigle (Eagle’s Nest).

The Briton died while hiking in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc


The Briton died while hiking in Chamonix-Mont-BlancPhoto credit: Getty

He fell about 160 feet and was killed instantly, emergency services said.

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