Lightweight specialist Pierre Gignoux has launched what he claims is the lightest Low-Tech binding on the market. Weighing in at just 77g per ski (154g for the pair).
Kebnekaise South ("Cauldron Ridge"), situated in the North-West of Sweden has ceded its crown of Sweden’s highest peak to its rocky northern top (2096.8 m).
Sixteen people have been killed in the Alps over the weekend.
The so called "Doctor Vertical", 58 year old Emmanuel Cauchy has been killed by an avalanche this morning near the Pointe Alphonse-Favre (2788 meters) in the Aiguilles Rouges near Chamonix.
Two Grenoble based ski tourers have been killed by an avalanche late this afternoon on the west side of the Belle Plinier (3086m) close to the Italian border.
A solo ski tourer has been killed in the Bauges mountain range north of Chambery today. The rescue services were notified around midday when the 56 year old failed to return home.
Two ski tourers were surprised by an avalanche earlier today as they were climbing towards the Tête de Vautisse (3156 meters) in the Ecrins mountain range.
A ski tourer has been killed, and another severely injured in an avalanche on the Chamechaude peak close to Grenoble in the Chartreuse mountain range.
Data suggests that actually getting caught in an avalanche is relatively low, being a competent avalanche decision maker should reduce this chance even more.
Two piste patrollers who were working in an off piste sector above the Sarenne run, at the foot of the Pic Blanc, were caught by an avalanche yesterday morning at 10h30.