Irish father-of-three dies climbing mountain in Russia

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Irish father-of-three dies climbing mountain in Russia

Irish father-of-three dies climbing mountain in Russia

A Co Kildare mountaineer has died after becoming lost in fog on a Russian mountain.

Alan Mahon, from Monasterevin was among a group of ten, including five Irish climbers, who got into difficulty when descending Mount Elbrus.

Elrus is widely considered to be one of Europe’s highest mountains.

The 40-year-old’s fellow climbers, from Meath, Longford and Westmeath, are safe and well.