Avalanche Briton was climbing ace
All those believed to have been missing have now been accounted for but police said they would continue searching the area on Friday morning.
The avalanche on Mont Maudit, which translates as Cursed Mountain, claimed the lives of three Britons, two Spaniards, three Germans and one Swiss, according to the Prefecture de la Haute-Savoie.
The avalanche may have been triggered by a climber accidentally snapping off a slab of ice on the mountain, regional authorities said. A block of ice 16in (40cm) thick broke off and slid down the slope, creating a mass of snow that was 6ft (2m) deep and 328ft (100m) long, according to a statement by the prefecture.
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