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17th December 2015 Snow Conditions
Meteo France says that winters like the current one happen "every ten years or so" then goes on to observe "only they are getting much more frequent".
10th December snow conditions
Given the worries about the lack of snow I thought it might be a good idea to give a short video report on the snow conditions in the Belledonne (French Northern Alps) today.
The Avalanche Rules
The first snows of winter have finally arrived. Everyone is excited to be getting some turns.
Did the French conquer the Alps?
Just a few days after a disastrous defeat against New Zealand in the Rugby world cup that has left the nation shell-shocked the French have the 600th anniversary of the battle of Azincourt to remember
Review of French avalanche incidents for the winter 2014/15
There were 45 avalanche victims in France during the 12 months finishing on the 30th September 2015. Over the last 35 years only 4 other winters have seen such a high number of fatalities.
Brevent proximity wingsuit
We've seen some pretty spectacular wingsuit flying on the Brevent over the last couple of years and there have been a fair number of deaths as other pilots try to emulate their heros.
Dynafit Superlite 2 Binding
Recent developments in ski touring gear seem to have been going in the wrong direction.
7 climbers killed by Ecrins avalanche
Following fresh snow at altitude accompanied by strong winds 5 climbers have been killed and two are missing in the Ecrins mountain range in the French Alps.
Jetforce Avalanche Airbag recall
A software glitch has hit the JetForce avalanche airbag causing computer shutdowns and deployment failures.
Swiss climber who cried wolf fined 1500 euros
A 31 year old Swiss climber who called the French rescue services claiming to have frostbite has been fined 3000 euros, 1500 of which are suspended for “giving false information leading to a rescue”.
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