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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.
Two killed by an avalanche on survival course
Two women have been killed by an avalanche on Saturday evening close to the Cosmiques refuge situated close to the Aiguillle de Midi on Mont Blanc.
French ski resorts recover their mojo
"got to admit it's getting better", Paul McCartney once wrote. To which the ever brutal John Lennon quipped "it can't get no worse".
Two ski tourers killed by Ecrins avalanche
Two ski tourers have been killed by an avalanche while climbing the North-East couloir of the pointe Maximin (3303 meters) located in the commune of St Christophe en Oisans.
Ice climber killed by avalanche at Gavarnie
A climber has been killed after being hit by an avalanche in the north facing Cirque de Gavarnie in the Hautes-Pyrénées, a popular ice climbing spot.
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.
Atomic Redster S5 Cross Country Skate Ski Review
The Atomic Redster S5 Cross Country Skate ski is the entry level of Atomic's performance range. It's bigger siblings are the S7, S9 and the Atomic S9 Gen S reviewed last season.
Fatal avalanche at la Rosière
A French season worker aged in his twenties has been killed by an avalanche in the ski resort of la Rosière in the Savoie department near the col des Embrasures (2303m).
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