Family to say goodbye to tragic Alps snowboarder

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THE funeral of an Edinburgh snowboarder who plunged 3600ft to his death is due to take place this week.

John Lamb, 34, was on holiday in the French ski resort of Chamonix when he was caught in a snow storm and fell from a ridge on May 18.

Mr Lamb had been heading out for one last run with a friend when treacherous weather, including 60mph winds, forced them to call for help and find shelter.

The pair were attempting to make their way to a cable car station when tragedy struck. His heartbroken parents, Peter and Libby, and his brother David, will be joined by friends on Friday afternoon at Warriston Crematorium.

John, who worked as an IT consultant, had spent five months on holiday in the French Alps resort and was due to return home on the day he died. He had been snowboarding since he was a teenager and despite being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012 he continued to enjoy the sport.

His family have asked for donations to MS charities rather than flowers.