Spring weather complicates prolog of Grande Odyssee
The prolog of the 10th edition of the Grande Odyssée dog sled race got under-way today at Samoens in the Haute-Savoie in front of 7000 spectators.
One boy and his dog: Belle and Sébastien
Like me, you may remember the black and white children's TV series from the 1960s about the adventures of a boy (Sébastien) and his Pyrenean sheep dog (Belle).
Grande Odyssée 2014
It is already the 10th edition of the internationally famous Grande Odyssée dog sledding race. The 30 mushers and their dogs will cover a thousand km over eight stages.
Jornet and Forsberg rescued from the Frendo spur
Trail runners Emelie Forsberg and Killian Jornet were rescued by the PGHM late on Saturday after becoming exhausted on a climb of the Frendo spur on the north face of the Aiguille du Midi.
Climbing codgers battle for Everest
At 80 years old Yuichiro Miura became the oldest man to summit Everest today.
British skier falls to death on Aiguille du Midi
A British skier has been killed ascending the Aiguille du Midi (3753 m) ridge late yesterday evening. His friend was able to reach the safety of the cable car station.
Miracle on Mont Blanc
After four nights in the open at nearly 4000 meters altitude hopes of finding 21 year old Gaëlle Cavalié were getting slim.
Mont Blanc TGV
5 hours 5 minutes for Mont Blanc. No we're not talking about a ski descent but for a round trip from the Church in the center of Chamonix to the 4810 meter summit.
Two ski tourers killed by falls
Two ski-tourers have been killed in falls in separate incidents on Sunday. A reminder that with spring weather snow can be hard and icy and needs caution.
First descent of the Grand Couloir East of the Viso
There are a lot of first descents but some really stand out.
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