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Donations rise following the death of two North Yorkshire climbers

York climbers - killed July 2012

10:29am 16th July 2012
(Updated 7:50am 17th July 2012)

The bodies of the two North Yorkshire dads who died in a French Avalanche will be flown home later.

The pair are repatriated to the UK but North Yorkshire Police wouldn't tell us if they are returning to York.

Steven Barber and John Taylor from Upper Poppleton near York were killed as they climbed Mount Maudit.

7 others died in the snow and rock fall on Friday.

The pair were taking on the challange to raise funds for St Leonards Hospice.

Before their deaths they had raised around 300 pounds for the charity but that figure has now increased by more than 10 times to over 5 thousand pounds.

To donate just click here.

For more information about what happened and to see tributes paid to the pair from York just click here.


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