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Avalanche Warning : Exceptional snowfall in frontier ranges.
A weather system is still very active in the Southern Alps today and is bringing precipitation in the from of snow above approx. 2200 meters altitude.
Tignes plans snowdome for 2018
No you are not dreaming. High altitude ski resort Tignes plans to build a snow dome. At more than 2000 meters altitude.
It is a word that strikes fear into every winter sports enthusiast's heart. Foehn.
French maps to show 30 degree slopes
The French Mapping Organization (IGN - l’Institut national de l’information géographique et forestière) will update its mapping data with slope information for the winter 2016/2017.
Nevis Range Back Corries
Nice little look at the Nevis Range Back Corries. Epic views. Not sure I would call it "alpine", reminds me more of the French Massif Central.
Wag the dog
Organizing the kids over the French school holidays is a major preoccupation for parents and many have been left wondering why half term has started on a Thursday this year.
Major dumpage forecast for Southern Alps this week
A classic "retour d'est" pattern looks like bringing 50 to 100 cm of snow to the Southern Alps over Thursday and Friday.
Spectacular avalanche in the Himalayas
A group of climbers were lucky to grab this footage of an avalanche on the north face of Z1 in Zanskar at the start of September.
A legend falls
The Linceul, the Shroud, it is on every climbers bucket list but amongst skiers it is a myth. Skied by Jérome Ruby on snowboard and Sam Baugey on skis in 1995 it has never been repeated.
Two climbers killed by avalanche on the Pic du Midi
Two climbers have been killed by an avalanche in the North-East couloir of the Pic du Midi de Bigorre around 8h00 today.
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