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Fatal avalanche at Chamonix
A ski tourer has been killed by a slab avalanche on the glacier d'Argentière. The incident occured on a SE slope at 2500 meters altitude at around 17h30.
Searching for snow
When you are planning a ski tour it is always useful to have an idea of the snowline to know if you’ll have to boot pack at some point.
A perfect day
Last Tuesday there were half a dozen avalanches reported in the French Northern Alps and another half dozen on the two days that followed but the big headline in the press was at la Clusaz: “A dozen p
Ski tourer killed in Ubaye avalanche
A female ski tourer, part of a group of experienced skiers from the Nice section of the French Alpine Club (CAF), has been killed by an avalanche near the Col de Larche.
Special avalanche bulletin for the French Northern Alps
High risk skier triggered avalanches in the Northern French Alps this Saturday.
Swiss update avalanche danger levels
You may have noticed some new symbols on the Swiss avalanche bulletin next to the overall risk levels of 1 to 5. The SLF have decided to subdivide the overall risk level to better reflect the danger.
Series of avalanches across French Alps, one dead
The authorities have called for caution after a number of avalanches in the French Alps today.
Swiss authorities issue lightweight airbag warning
The Valais Public Minister has warned users of lighweight avalanche airbags to check their sacks following an investigation into the death of a High Mountain Guide in January,2021 in Siviez.
Third avalanche fatality in the French Alps this Week
A third skier has been killed in the French Alps this week despite calls for prudence from the authorities. The latest incident was in the ski resort of Vars which had just opened.
Special Avalanche press release from Météo-France
published on FRIDAY DECEMBER 9, 2022 AT 2:48 PMHigh risk of skier triggered avalanches in the Southern Alps and IsèreThe greatest caution is recommended for mountain activities off marked and open tra
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