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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.
Skiing the last days of summer
Today has a distinct wintery feel to it. Snow is on the mountains down to 1600 meters and a cold north wind is blowing but we've just had a perfect month of Indian Summer.
Strava kills "stalking" feature
Social networking and privacy make pretty strange bedfellows as sports site Strava has been discovering.
Avalanches at Tignes and Mont Blanc
Anyone who watches the webcams this autumn will have seen that there has been a slab avalanche above the pistes at Tignes on the Grand Motte glacier.
With the Giro starting today the Italian broadcaster RAI TV have created a video with some historic figures of the past and present.
First snow, first avalanches and a lucky escape
An 19 year old hiker had a lucky escape in the Alpstein mountains near Seealp in Switzerland on Sunday afternoon.
Fluoro ski wax ban could hit small nations hard
Fluoro waxes are heavily used in cross country ski competitions. Some people even use them for alpine skiing although there are fewer benefits.
André Giraud, pioneer of steep skiing
We heard today of the passing of mountain guide and extreme skier André Giraud aged 79 of natural causes.
The legendary Mr Boix
Laurent Boix-Vives former boss of Rossignol died last Thursday aged 93. Boix-Vives was something of an exception in the stuffy world of French post war business.
It's tough on the streets
Europe has seemingly been hit by a wave of post Covid-19 confinement road rage. Even professional sports people are at risk.
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