The Southern French alps is seeing some snow at the moments as temperatures hit freezing over much of Europe. I was out in the Chartreuse on Saturday and at 2000 meters the conditions were artic. Austrai, Romania and Bulgaria have had a lot of snow. At the Chalet Capra (1500 meters) on the main 7C highway in Romania’s Fagaras mountains there has been 40cm of snow and there is a risk of avalanche.
In Austria a search for a missing 47 year old Hungarian hiker has been abandonned for the moment due to poor weather. The avalanche occured around 15h00 on Saturday at 1800 m in the Hochschwab. Rescuers had been confronted by drifts up to 3 meters deep in places. They are hoping to restart the search on Wednesday with the arrival of better weather.