Snow and Avalanche (145)
Avalanche alert for Northern Alps
With 30 to 35cm of new snow expected overnight accompanied by strong south-westerly winds (Sunday 6th February) Meteo France has launched a yellow alert for avalanches.
Back in 2018 we wrote a short article discussing research on how experience affects your chances of getting caught and possibly killed by an avalanche. Not as much as you might hope, it would seem.
Multiple Avalanche Burials redux
Multiple avalanche burials are a subject that preoccupies backcountry travellers with much discussion about the latest avalanche transceivers and how they cope with this problem.
Cornice accident in the Vosges
We talked about the dangers of cornices recently. This weekend the mountain rescue (Peleton de Gendarmerie and Fire Services) had a difficult night rescue in the Vosges.
Record snow in the Pyrenees, Persistent Weak Layers in the Alps
Last weekend was marked by sustained snowfall in the Pyrenean mountains, especially towards the west. The fresh snow was accompanied by strong winds. Locally up to a meter of new snow was recorded.
Yellow alert for avalanches in France
The French Northern Alps, Pyrenees and Corsica are on yellow alert for avalanches today.
Pyrenees blasted by early snow
The central Pyrenees has been blasted by a storm bringing over a meter of fresh snow in some areas. As a consequence the avalanche risk is 4/5 over a number of mountain ranges.
Avalanche alert for the Savoie and Southern Alps
Météo-France has issued a yellow avalanche alert for the Savoie and Southern French Alps due to an ongoing "retour d'Est" weather event. The alert covers today, Monday 15th November.
Take care, Cornice !
Mayeul Aldebert has posted an impressive picture of the cornice on the backside of Mont Pourri that he took the other day.
Avalanche warning for 7-8 May in French Alps
The French weather services has issued a yellow alert for avalanches for the weekend of the 7th/8th May 2021. The warning covers the Hautes-Alpes and Northern French Alpes above 2200/2400 meters.
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