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29/11/2019 09:49 GMT

Brad Gobright: US Free Climber Killed In Mexico Fall

The fall occurred at an almost sheer rock face known as Sendero Luminoso on the El Potrero Chico peak near the northern city of Monterrey.

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Brad Gobright died on Wednesday

Renowned US free climber Brad Gobright has died in a fall in Mexico.

The fall occurred on Wednesday at an almost sheer rock face known as Sendero Luminoso on the El Potrero Chico peak near the northern city of Monterrey.

The Nuevo Leon state civil defence office said Gobright fell about 300 metres.

The publication Rock And Ice described Gobright, 31, from Orange County, California, as “one of the most accomplished free solo climbers in the world”.

Mexican officials said Gobright was accompanied by another foreign climber when the accident occurred in an area described as “inaccessible”.

In a statement, the civil defence office said: “We extend our sympathies and support to the rock climbing community.”