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Avalanches are not the only danger
We focus a lot on avalanches and avoidance but they are not the only danger in the mountains.
Ski touring avalanche fatalities double in 2020/2021 season
With ski resorts closed, probably for the rest of the season, the press are demanding why are there so many fatal avalanches this year.
Ski tourer killed by avalanche on closed Les 2 Alpes ski piste
A 27 year old ski tourer, local to the area, has been killed climbing below the North side of the Col des Gourses (2550 meters) in the Deux Alpes ski area by a slab avalanche.
Fatal avalanche incident on Mont Tabor
The body of a skier was recovered from the slopes of Mont Tabor (2389 meters), near Grenoble, this morning. He had left on his own for a ski tour on Saturday.
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.
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