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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.
So ski fitness
Hypster’s gotta brand new bagSo the trips with the local alpine club turned out to be as fun as a visit to a German dentist on a trip from Latin America.
Icy slopes block skiers
The recent snow (up to 25cm in the French Northern Alps) has improved the skiing conditions but the wind has stripped much of the fresh snow on exposed slopes leaving hard, icy surfaces that have surp
Tragedy on the Haute-Route
"It was like a battlefield, so I said to myself there is very little chance that some of them are alive" - Tommaso Piccioli, one of the three survivors of the Haute-Route disaster that killed 7 of his
Mayor warns after-hours ski tourers to keep out
Another accident involving a piste groomer and ski tourers has occured. This time on the pistes of Bernex in the Chablais.
The post climate change era
Announcing the last minute cancellation of the Trans-jurassienne long distance cross country skiing race today Marie-Guite Dufay, president of the regional government spoke of "adapting to the post cl
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