A pair of heliskiers, a client and a guide, have died in a fall on the Swiss side of the Mont Blanc Massif above Orsières.
After being dropped off by a helicopter the group of five skiers skinned up to the summit of Pointe d’Orny. During the descent of a couloir two of the group fell over a thousand feet, according to a statement issued by the Valais Police.
They were a Swiss guide, aged 34, and a Frenchman identified as Chris ‘Bonux’ Bonnet.
An investigation into the accident is underway.