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French deconfinement and mountain activities
The easing of the lockdown in France started on the 11th May 2020.
Spring of record attempts
How far can you ski in a day? For many downhill skiers 100km/10,000 meters is considered a solid day out, uplift included but for some cross country skiers that would just be a warm-up.
Steep skiing in your back yard
High mountain guide and steep skier Vivien Bruchez gives some tips on how to improve your steep skiing during this time of Covid-19 lockdown, all from his back yard in Chamonix.
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.
Police clamp down on rebel ski tourers
The High Mountain Police (PGHM) have warned that it is the end of tolerance during the COVID-19 confinement and they will start issuing fines (135 euros) to anyone they find breaking the French govern
1 dead and 2 injured in the French Alps despite lockdown
It seems that warnings and injunctions against venturing into the mountains have fallen on deaf ears in some quarters.
Authorities warn "keep out of the mountains" during Corona virus lockdown
French and Italian mountain rescue services have called on backcountry enthusiasts to keep out of the mountains during the Corona Virus lockdown.
Fatal avalanche at la Plagne
A 58 year old French man has been killed by an avalanche skiing off piste on the south side of the Grande Rochette (2508 meters) summit. The alarm was received at 12h30.
Ski tourer killed by fall at Puy St Vincent
A 39 year old ski tourer has been killed after falling 200 meters in a couloir on the crête de Reychard/Onde sector in the commune of Puy St Vincent.
Skier killed by avalanche in Chamonix
A 54 year old man has been killed by an avalanche above the Buet village in Vallorcine close to Chamonix. The victim, qualified as a mountain leader, was local to the area.
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