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Fatal avalanche close to Passy
A 44 year old woman has been killed by an avalanche in the Combe de Barmerousse not far from the aiguille de Varan (2544m) in the commune of Passy near Chamonix. The avalanche occurred around 12h30.
Climber killed in Hautes-Alps
A climber has been killed in the Hautes-Alpes in the commune of Châteauroux-les-Alpes following a natural avalanche on the ice-fall he was climbing.
Exceptional year for Nordic Activities
People have been flocking to the French mountains despite the curfew, closure of ski lifts and restaurants.
Avalanche fatality on the Pic Blanc du Galibier
A ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche on the Pic Blanc du Galibier. It is the second fatality in the sector this winter.
Wolfhound finds avalanche victim
If you read the previous article you will see that the PGHM from Bourg St Maurice used a Wolfhound mobile phone detector to locate the victim thanks to his mobile phone being switched on.
Alive after 2h40 under an avalanche
A family out snowshoeing in the woods behind Val d'Isère this afernoon had an extremely lucky escape today after being hit by an avalanche in the Coves sector towards la Daille.
French Alps Placed on Avalanche Alert
All the snow professionals, be they guides or instructors, mountain leaders or resort employees working in the mountains, forecasters, rescue workers, avalanche experts, are sounding the alarm.
Fatal avalanche in the Pyrenees
A lone ski tourer has been killed by an avalanche in the Luz Ardiden ski area, currently closed due to Covid-19 restrictions.
Two fatal avalanche incidents in the French Northern Alps
The avalanche situation continues to be sensitive with two further deaths and a number of other skier triggered slides today.
Deadly weekend in the French Alps
The series of avalanche incidents continued over this weekend. Today at 15h30 two ski tourers were caught by an avalanche in the Col de Rossanaz (1714m.
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