Stephane Brosse Dies in Mont Blanc Fall

Ski mountaineer won world championships

Adam Roy

Noted French ski mountaineer Stephane Brosse died on the Aiguille d’Argentiere in the Alps this week after a cornice broke under him, causing him to fall about 2,000 feet. Brosse, 40, was attempting a traverse of the Mont Blanc massif with Kilian Jornet, Bastien Fleury, and filmmaker Sebastien Montaz-Rosset. Among other achievements, Brosse held the speed record for the fastest traverse of the Haute Route and won three world titles at the World Championships of Ski Mountaineering.

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