Snow and Avalanche (137)
Take care, Cornice !
Mayeul Aldebert has posted an impressive picture of the cornice on the backside of Mont Pourri that he took the other day.
Avalanche warning for 7-8 May in French Alps
The French weather services has issued a yellow alert for avalanches for the weekend of the 7th/8th May 2021. The warning covers the Hautes-Alpes and Northern French Alpes above 2200/2400 meters.
Saharan sand increases the risk of avalanches and thawing
According to an article in New Scientist the episodes of Saharan dust that affect the alps could increase the risk of avalanches as they affect the albedo of the snow, reflecting less sunlight and cau
High avalanche risk in the Northern Alps
Meteo France has issued the following warning for the Northern Alpes:Increasing avalanche risk over the coming hours.
Ski touring avalanche fatalities double in 2020/2021 season
With ski resorts closed, probably for the rest of the season, the press are demanding why are there so many fatal avalanches this year.
Wolfhound finds avalanche victim
If you read the previous article you will see that the PGHM from Bourg St Maurice used a Wolfhound mobile phone detector to locate the victim thanks to his mobile phone being switched on.
French Alps Placed on Avalanche Alert
All the snow professionals, be they guides or instructors, mountain leaders or resort employees working in the mountains, forecasters, rescue workers, avalanche experts, are sounding the alarm.
Danger! persistent weak layers at altitude
If you’ve been paying attention to the avalanche bulletins, particularly those published in the Southern Alps, you’ll notice a new phrase: Situations avalancheuses typiques, what we in the English spe
Savoie avalanche forecaster warns of Persistent Weak Layer problem
Avalanche forecaster Frederic Cabot has been checking out the situation at altitude in the Beaufortain mountain range and the picture is somewhat troubling.
Météo France stops daily avalanche bulletins
Over a month earlier than usual, the French weather service has decided to halt its daily avalanche bulletin service.
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