Incident Report (115)
Series of avalanches across Alps and Pyrenees
A ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche yesterday on the Pique Poque in the Hautes-Pyrénées near the ski resort of Piau-Engaly. The incident occured in the afternoon at 1600 meters altitude.
Bonneval ski instructor killed by avalanche
Jean Blanc, a ski instructor from Bonneval in the Maurienne, was killed by an avalanche on Thursday morning.
Rescue services appeal for prudence after avalanche death
The Savoie rescue services have appealed for prudence after a 22 year old ski tourer was killed near the col des Fours at Val d'Isere yesterday.
Avalanche death in the Massif Central
A 49 year old skier has been found dead yesterday afternoon near the col de Rombières in the Cantal, part of the French Massif Central mountain range.
Ski tourer killed by avalanche close to la Plagne
A ski tourer has been killed by a large avalanche under the summit of the Combe Bénite opposite the ski resort of La Plagne yesterday (15/12).
Three ski tourers killed in the Chartreuse
Three ski tourers have been killed in two separate incidents in the Chartreuse on Saturday.
Pyrenean local authorities warn of avalanche risk
The local authorities and mountain rescue in the Hautes Pyrénées department have asked back-country travellers to be careful if they venture into the mountains.
Early season avalanche on Mont Blanc kills climber
A 19 year old man has been killed in an avalanche incident on Mont Blanc on Monday 23rd October. The accident occurred near the Col du Miage (3358m) shortly after 9am.
Ex-pisteur killed by Sainte-Foy avalanche
With the "little winter" the end of the season has been particularly deadly this year especially along the French/Italian border.
4 dead in French Alps Avalanches
Two avalanches have claimed four lives in the French Alps. At around 10h this morning an avalanche under the col du Greffier (3,086 meters) killed a group of three ski tourers.
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