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Killed by a boulder.

A CHARITY mountain climber died after a huge boulder hit him head-on during a rock fall.

Chris Polden, 30, was comforted and put in a snow hole by friend Ben Anderson, 24. But it took him several hours to descend the 3,000ft mountain in southern Greenland.

He summoned a rescue team but his pal was dead by the time it arrived.

Chris, of Cheadle, Greater Manchester, and Ben were part of a nine-man group climbing in pairs. They had been raising cash for an outdoor activities charity.

Manchester Climbing Centre paid tribute to Chris's "energy, warmth and sense of humour".

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 27, 2007
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