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Glacier melt accelerates
An article published in Nature claims that glaciers are losing 31% more ice and snow per year than 15 years ago according to 3D satellite measurements of all the world's glaciers with half the loss co
Warning: Couloir Lagarde, Droites, Chamonix
Since the start of the 2021 winter season, the PGHM has received eight alerts for climbers who are technically blocked or exhausted during the ascent of the Lagarde corridor, opposite the NE of the Dr
Avalanche fatality at Val d'Isère
A member of staff at the Val d''Isère tourist office has been killed by an avalanche above the resort today. The incident happened in the Signal de l'Iseran sector at around 2950 meters altitude.
Arctic ice loss drives extreme European snowfall
Researchers have crunched data from the February 2018 snow storm dubbed "The Beast from the East" that hit Europe and have concluded that it was fueled by sea-ice loss in the Arctic and therefore glob
British ski tourer killed by avalanche in the Savoie
A 53 year old British national has been killed by an avalanche while ski touring a little after 15h today near the Dou de Moûtiers above Notre-Dame du Pré.
Series of avalanche with fresh snow and high winds
There have been a series of avalanches, one fatal, with a return to wintery conditions in the French Alps over the last 10 days.
Atomic S9 Gen S - The revolution starts now
The alpine ski world has seen a number of innovations these past years with the arrival of parabolic, carving, fat and lately rockered skis.
ESF accused of "defrauding" the government of up to 400 million euros.
There is no denying that times are tough for the ski industry in France and elsewhere with lifts and restaurants shut for over 12 months. Even during the Second World War the ski lifts kept running.
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.
French Alps covered in radioactive dust
On two occasions during February dust from the Saharan has covered the French Alps and beyond. Blown North by Sirocco winds.
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