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First snow, first avalanches and a lucky escape
An 19 year old hiker had a lucky escape in the Alpstein mountains near Seealp in Switzerland on Sunday afternoon.
Fluoro ski wax ban could hit small nations hard
Fluoro waxes are heavily used in cross country ski competitions. Some people even use them for alpine skiing although there are fewer benefits.
André Giraud, pioneer of steep skiing
We heard today of the passing of mountain guide and extreme skier André Giraud aged 79 of natural causes.
The legendary Mr Boix
Laurent Boix-Vives former boss of Rossignol died last Thursday aged 93. Boix-Vives was something of an exception in the stuffy world of French post war business.
It's tough on the streets
Europe has seemingly been hit by a wave of post Covid-19 confinement road rage. Even professional sports people are at risk.
Incident in the Couloir Gervasutti
A skier has been killed and another injured in the Couloir Gervasutti on the East Face of the Mont Blanc du Tacul today. The incident occurred around 12h45. The couloir is extremely steep.
All your secret spots are belong to us
Ski tourers like to keep their secret stashes, well secret. At the same time they do like a good boast to a few online buddies.
French deconfinement and mountain activities
The easing of the lockdown in France started on the 11th May 2020.
Spring of record attempts
How far can you ski in a day? For many downhill skiers 100km/10,000 meters is considered a solid day out, uplift included but for some cross country skiers that would just be a warm-up.
Steep skiing in your back yard
High mountain guide and steep skier Vivien Bruchez gives some tips on how to improve your steep skiing during this time of Covid-19 lockdown, all from his back yard in Chamonix.
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