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Body of Remy Lecluse found
Friday October 5, 2012 - Email this article to a friend

The extreme skier and mountain guide was caught in an avalanche in Nepal on Sunday September 23rd. His body has been located and taken from the mountain.

The reports appear in the French press but there has been no official confirmation.

It brings the number of official dead to nine with two others including his climbing partner, Greg Costa, still missing.

The other missing person is a Canadian mountaineer.

The French media reports say a group of sherpas located his body and it has now been taken down from the mountain.

"A team if seven sherpas discovered the dead body of Remy Lecluse. His body was swept 600 metres down the mountain and found in a crevasse," a local official is quoted as saying.

It is understood his body has been handed over to officials from the French embassy in Kathmandhu.

Earlier this week a memorial service for the dead and injured was held outside the Maison de la Montagne in Chamonix where Remy Lecluse lived and worked.

 

The local guides, Ludovic Challeat and Fabrice Priez, also died in the tragedy in Nepal.

For the PlanetSKI story on the accident then see here.

While here is a special tribute to Remy from the British skier, Craig Burton, who was guided on the Haute Route by Remy.

We will bring you further details on PlanetSKI when we get them.

In the meantime Glen Plake, who was on the expedition with Remy and survived the accident, speaks candidly and emotionally to CNN.

For the spirit of the mountains

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