Marked drop in Swiss and French avalanche fatalities
There has been a significant drop in avalanche fatalities in both Switzerland and France this winter. In the Valais there were 3 fatalities compared to 11 last season.
Cross country skiing with cycling shoes
I don't know about you but I seem to have specific gear for nearly every activity and so a closet full o' crap.
Alpine smog rots your brain
Studies have shown that exercise reduces the risk of dementia but with the French Alps bathed in its usual winter smog is vigorous exercise a good idea? Two large scale studies have shown that the exp
Game over for French heliskiing
The 3DS law (decentralization, differentiation, devolution) has been passed by the French govt and one of the details will be stricter controls on heliski activities.
French mountain pass days
Here is a list of mountain passes that are closed for cycling etc.
With the Giro starting today the Italian broadcaster RAI TV have created a video with some historic figures of the past and present.
Fluoro ski wax ban could hit small nations hard
Fluoro waxes are heavily used in cross country ski competitions. Some people even use them for alpine skiing although there are fewer benefits.
André Giraud, pioneer of steep skiing
We heard today of the passing of mountain guide and extreme skier André Giraud aged 79 of natural causes.
The legendary Mr Boix
Laurent Boix-Vives former boss of Rossignol died last Thursday aged 93. Boix-Vives was something of an exception in the stuffy world of French post war business.
It's tough on the streets
Europe has seemingly been hit by a wave of post Covid-19 confinement road rage. Even professional sports people are at risk.
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