Saturday, 20 April, 2002

Serac Fall kills 4 Skiers on Mt Blanc

Five skiers were caught in a Serac fall on Saturday at around 4,000 meters in the sector above the Grands Mulets refuge in the Mont Blanc massive.  The skiers were a group of four Austrians and a French legionnaire who appeared to have joined the group to cover classic access route to the mountain. 

Posted by davidof at 04:45 PM
• (0) Comments •

Tuesday, 19 February, 2002

Helicopter Crash at Flaine

A rescue helicopter crashed during an airlift of a female Dutch skier near to ski pistes at Flaine at midday today.  The four occupants, including the injured skier, were killed on impact

Posted by davidof at 07:21 PM
• (0) Comments •

Sunday, 27 January, 2002

Avalanches Kill 6

Six off-piste skiers have been killed since Friday in the French Alpes after being caught by three separate avalanches in Savoie, Haute-Savoie and the Isère, where the mountain ranges are presently covered by a particularly unstable snow mantle.

Posted by davidof at 08:02 PM
• (0) Comments •

Sunday, 30 December, 2001

3 Skiers caught in Avalanche in La Clusaz

A large avalanche caught a group of six off-piste skiers close to the Aiguille in the Combe Borderant sector at La Clusaz today.  The group were skiing on a closed piste. Two of the skiers survived after having been buried under 3 meters of snow a the third was rescued in a serious condition and airlifted to a hospital in Geneva.  He later died of his injuries.  He had a 9 year old daughter.  The avalanche risk in resort was 4.

Posted by davidof at 07:58 PM
• (0) Comments •

Thursday, 25 January, 2001

Swedish Avalanche Victim Found Alive

A Swedish woman was reported missing in the afternoon after an avalanche was set off by her group of 16 skiers above Valorcine in the Haute Savoie, has been found alive in the village this evening.  The victim managed to ski down to the valley by herself.  A search operation involving 60 rescuers was aborted after the discovery.  The avalanche was around 200 by 300 meters and occurred at 1850 meters in the Tête des Posettes sector in the Mont Blanc range.  Three of the 16 members of the group. who were with a guide, were caught.  Two of the skiers were dug out immediately but there was no trace of the third.

Posted by davidof at 09:07 PM

Monday, 31 January, 2000

Five British Avalanche Rescue Dogs given to Chamonix

The British Ambassador to France, Sir Michael Jay, presented Chamonix High Mountain Police (PGHM) with five avalanche rescue dogs to thank them and the town for the aid given to British tourists and to pay tribute to the rescue worker’s courage during the difficult winter of 1999.

Posted by davidof at 07:35 PM
• (0) Comments •
Page 4 of 4 pages « First  <  2 3 4



Ski Search

Recent Forum Posts

Girl survives 4 nights out at 4000m on the Vert - 22/05/2013 12:10 am
Isis Intelligent Rescue System...New App - 21/05/2013 08:03 pm
Colorado's deadliest slide in 50 years - 30/04/2013 11:03 am
PGHM Officer killed near Ref Argentiere - 10/05/2013 06:39 am
avalanche in st christophe - 19/04/2013 11:32 am

News Feeds

Archive Summary

  • Complete Archives
  • Category Archives
  • Stats

    Total Entries: 1022
    Total Comments: 1466
    Total Members: 1835