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Jean-Philippe Auclair, Quebec extreme skier, killed in avalanche

09/30/2014 06:06 EDT | Updated 11/30/2014 05:59 EST
Extreme skier Jean-Philippe Auclair of Quebec was found dead after an avalanche on the San Lorenzo mountain, according to Chilean newspaper Publimetro.

National Geographic's Andreas Fransson, originally of Sweden, was also found dead.  

The area the bodies were found is far from the nearest town. Rescuers had to access the area by plane.

Other members of the expedition, which began on September 27, survived.

Auclair was world-renowned in the extreme skiing community. He was featured in this widely-acclaimed video produced by Sherpas Cinemas.

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