Avalanche Accident

Avalanche Accident in Tignes Today

Two off piste skiers triggered an avalanche in the Tovière sector of Tignes..

..a little before midday in the Pâquerette area (for the full story click on the title heading above "Avalanche Accident in Tignes Today")

The latest on the sad event on Manaslu by Trey Cook

Our hearts go out to you guys. Click on this link to see his article

Accident: Face du Charvet E Face, 11:45 Val d'Isère April 1

Part of a group of skiers was taken in an avalanche on the Face du Charvet in Val d'Isère close to mid-day today April 1. One person was taken over a cliff and badly injured (flown in helicpter to the hospital)

The Face du Charvet is an East facing slope that starts at about 2600 m - the base is about 2000 m. I was just finishing my morning on spring snow at about 12:15 on a West face in the Marmottes area when I saw the rescue taking place.

off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk
off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk
off piste avalanche Henry's Avalanche Talk
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Reports of an Accidental Avalanche on Solaise, Val d'Isère Today, March 31

There have been reports of an avalanche accident on Solaise, Val d'Isère Today, March 31. It sounds like it was up around the 3000 téléski..

I will update as I receive any official information and/or images - please add any comments that you may have or send us images and we'll post them.

March 31 up on the Crête des Leissières from Yvon Foessel http://yvonski.com/Hom

Valais, Switzerland: Grand-St-Bernard Avalanche 26/3/2011- 4 Killed, 5 injured

A party of 11 were caught in an avalanche near to Bourg-St-Pierre, 4 died, 5 were injured, 1 is still missing and 1 member of the group escaped unhurt.

The group was made up of 11 adults, all from Cluses, France and believed to be part of the Club Alpin Francais (CAF). 9 were on snow shoes and 2 on touring skis.

Following the avalanche a member of the group made an emergency call for help at 12:36hrs. The group was on the west slope of the Croix de Tsousse at about 2000m and the avalanche terrain measured 40m wide and 300m long. The avalanche risk was 3/5 above 2400m.

8 Avalanches that injured or killed people today (20 March) in Savoie, France..

 .. and at least one deadly avalanche in Haute Savoie.

Here is the link to the Dauphiné Liberé site that gives the info in French click here

Translation of this list of accidents will be forthcoming (anyone who wants to translate and/or comment feel free!) this is a big input of info!

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