Gear and Technical (30)
Incident Report (190)
Nature and Environment (26)
Ski Resorts (49)
Snow and Avalanche (155)
First snows, first avalanche fatality
A 29 year old trainee high mountain guide has been killed in the Ceillac region of the Southern French Alpes. The victim was a local. Resident of Val des Prés. The incident occured around 11:30 a.m.
A season of consolidation for French nordic ski areas
French Nordic ski areas awaited the 2021/22 season with trepidation.
Adèle Milloz killed on Mont Blanc
Adèle Milloz, star of French ski mountaineering and her client have been found dead on the normal route of the Aiguille du Peigne in the Mont Blanc range near Chamonix.
Snowball's chance in Hell
Mountain Wilderness France, an environmental group, is furious to discover that les Deux Alpes is ice making on the summer ski area. The glacier de Mont de Lans is losing 10cm of depth a day.
The steepest ski touring track is the fastest
Have you ever seen those ski touring tracks that go straight up the mountain and wondered who the masochist is who made them? No doubt a skimo racer.
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.
Copyright 1992-2022 PisteHors.com. All rights reserved.