Snow and Avalanche (119)
The Devil is in the detail
The French secretary of state for sports, Thierry Braillard, is in the Hautes-Alpes today to participate in a round table on avalanche safety.
Down a crevasse
Last week Brandon, an American tourist on his first day of a ski trip to Chamonix, founds himself at the bottom of a crevasse.
Briançon rescue boss calls for vigilance
With the avalanche risk at ⅘ (HIGH) in parts of the Hautes-Alpes tomorrow following fresh snow the head of the Briançon PGHM (mountain rescue services), Captain Nicolas Colombani, has echoed the warni
Tignes ski director talks avalanche safety
With 25 deaths in avalanches so far this season Arnaud Trinquier, director of the Tignes ski pistes give some advice about off piste safety.
Ortovox Model 3D Mountain for avalanche educators
This looks like a useful product for avalanche educators. It is a 3D model of an idealized ski mountain.
Red card for imprudent ski instructors
A red card for a practise that I've seen on a number of times the last few days. Snow professionals (ski instructors) going off piste with their clients without any security gear.
Werner Munter sees avalanche deaths as Darwinian
Known for his strong opinions as well as his avalanche risk evaluation methods Swiss snow expert Werner Munter has spoken out following 12 avalanche deaths in 8 accidents over the last 5 days describi
Persistent Slab Avalanches
With a major storm cycled heading over the Alps this video is a reminder of the danger of persisent weak layers in the snowpack.
Pro rider Thibaud Duchosal talks avalanche safety
Thibaud Duchosal, freerider from the Savoyard village of Villaroger has partnered the ANENA (French National Association for the Study of Snow and Avalanches) and the Les Arcs ski area to produce a cl
Foglietta Avalanche Video
Henry Schniewind has published this interesting video of the Foglieta avalanche on the 5th January 2015. The "Fog" is one of the Ste Foy trade routes.
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