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7 deaths in 2 avalanches in the Savoie
Seven ski tourers have been killed today in two separate avalanches in the Savoie department.
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.
3 skiers killed by avalanche near la Grave
In the most serious incident of the season three climbers, 2 clients aged in their 20s from Grenoble with a high mountain guide, have been killed by an avalanche near la Grave.
Saharan sand increases the risk of avalanches and thawing
According to an article in New Scientist the episodes of Saharan dust that affect the alps could increase the risk of avalanches as they affect the albedo of the snow, reflecting less sunlight and cau
Covid lockdown slows spring thaw
Clear asian skies due to covid lockdowns last year will affect the snowmelt in the mountains of Pakistan and India this year.
Glacier melt accelerates
An article published in Nature claims that glaciers are losing 31% more ice and snow per year than 15 years ago according to 3D satellite measurements of all the world's glaciers with half the loss co
Warning: Couloir Lagarde, Droites, Chamonix
Since the start of the 2021 winter season, the PGHM has received eight alerts for climbers who are technically blocked or exhausted during the ascent of the Lagarde corridor, opposite the NE of the Dr
Avalanche fatality at Val d'Isère
A member of staff at the Val d''Isère tourist office has been killed by an avalanche above the resort today. The incident happened in the Signal de l'Iseran sector at around 2950 meters altitude.
Arctic ice loss drives extreme European snowfall
Researchers have crunched data from the February 2018 snow storm dubbed "The Beast from the East" that hit Europe and have concluded that it was fueled by sea-ice loss in the Arctic and therefore glob
British ski tourer killed by avalanche in the Savoie
A 53 year old British national has been killed by an avalanche while ski touring a little after 15h today near the Dou de Moûtiers above Notre-Dame du Pré.
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