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Biathlon: Shooting with stars
Biathlon, an exciting mix of target shooting and cross country skiing, is the Number One winter sport in Europe and its popularity is increasing.
Gignoux U77 Superlight Skimo Binding
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).
Sweden melts in the heat
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 dead as storm from Hell blasts Alps
Sixteen people have been killed in the Alps over the weekend.
Dr Emmanuel Cauchy killed by avalanche near Chamonix
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 ski tourers killed by Haute-Maurienne avalanche
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.
Bauges avalanche kills solo ski tourer
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.
Ski tourer killed near Puy St Vincent
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.
Ski tourer killed by avalanche near to Grenoble
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.
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