There was an avalanche on the north face of Mont Maudit above the col du Maudit at around 05h00 yesterday. This is the normal Trois Mont Blancs route to the summit of Mont Blanc. Around 15 skiers found themselves caught by the slide and 5 were injured.
Alerted by radio by witneeses the PGHM arrived rapidly on the scene and made an extensive search with an avalanche rescue dog and avalanche beacons but no-one was buried by the slide.
The Dauphine Libere newspaper has named the two men as Jean-Louis Matringe, aged 57 from Revel in the Belledonne and Franck Janon, aged 32, from Coublevie in the Isère.
In les Deux Alpes a snowboarder has been missing since Friday in the Chalance sector between the resort and la Grave. Only the snowboard belonging to Thomas Saddier, aged 21, has so far been found in one of the couloirs. The visibility was limited on Friday afternoon when the young man vanished and he was only lightly dressed. Police hold out little hope for finding the snowboarder alive.
Doese someone knows if the body of thomas SADDIER has been discovered? Some weeks ago i saw a very sad message in the newspaper LE MONDE from his family.
Jean from NANTES
Personally I have not heard or read of any further news about Thomas. I will update this thread if there is anything.
Thomas has been found in early july. from a sad old friend of him