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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Alps

This year
Remains of German climber missing since 1986 recovered on glacier in Swiss Alps
On 12 July, climbers found human remains and several pieces of equipment on the Theodule glacier.
Man who stabbed four children in French Alps did not appear to have 'terrorist motive'
All four child victims, which include British and German boys, are in a critical state in a local hospital.
The suspect was arrested at the scene in the town of Annecy.
Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne said he was "not known by any intelligence service".
French President Emmanuel Macron has called the attack one of "absolute cowardice".
Four killed following avalanche in French Alps
The avalanche occurred near Mont Blanc earlier today.
Eight dead after weekend avalanches in Austria
The eight deaths came as resorts are filled during the February school holidays in Vienna.
Last year
Glacier collapse in Italian Alps kills five
The glacier collapse triggered an avalanche of snow, ice and rock.
All time
Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn
The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.
Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent
GC leader Alaphilippe showcased incredible endurance over three Category 1 climbs.
Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run
ETA disbanded in 2018.
Four hikers die in Swiss Alps avalanche
The accident took place on Friday in the village of Fieschertal.
Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort
Four people were injured but there are fears for over 12 more.
Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort
The cause of the fire at the ski resort of Courchevel was not immediately known.
Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly
Villar Perosa (population: roughly 4,100) is the home of the family estate and summer retreat of the powerful Agnellis.
What did the Iceman of the Alps eat for his last meal? Goat bacon
A form of bacon made out of goat meat was found in his stomach.
Six people die in Swiss Alps after being forced to spend night outdoors
Five others remain in critical condition after ending up stranded in the Pigne d’Arolla area of the Swiss Alps.
13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps
The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.
French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
13,000 tourists trapped in Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall
The avalanche risk in Zermatt is at its highest level.
Toddler rescued after being trapped in Swiss Alps crevice for 12 hours
The girl fell into a deep crevice during a family hike in the Swiss Alps.
Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.
Man charged with kidnapping over disappearance of girl (9) at Alps wedding
He has been placed in provisional detention in connection with her disappearance.
Two suspects freed over girl's disappearance at French wedding
Both men had been held over inconsistencies in their statements.
Man arrested over disappearance of nine-year-old girl from Alps wedding
Maelys de Araujo was last seen at 3am local time on Sunday at the wedding venue.
Five die after climbers roped together 2,000 metres high in the Alps suffer fall
A total of eight climbers have died in three separate incidents this weekend.
Eight people missing after landslide in the Swiss Alps
The landslide forced the evacuation of a village in the Swiss Alps
Three killed in late-season avalanche in French Alps
Two skiers and their guide were killed near the Italian border.
Man killed after horrific collision on slopes of French Alpine resort
The Italian died and a British tourist was left seriously injured.
At least four dead after avalanche in French Alps
Five people are still buried under a huge mass of snow,” said a rescue official.
"At the hut I saw numerous avalanches coming down" - Hiker describes month trapped in wilderness
Pavlina Pizova was trapped for a month after her partner died in a fall.
Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing
The woman’s partner fell down a steep slope while the pair were hiking.
Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final
We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.
Teenager among six people killed in avalanche in Italian Alps
Five Italians and one Austrian died.
Five skiers killed, 17 others engulfed in snow as avalanche hits Austrian Alps
The five killed were skiing off-piste in a valley south of Innsbruck in western Austria.
Two students and a man dead and more missing as Alps avalanche hits school group
Another three students were seriously injured in the incident.
Soldier (39) killed while attempting Alps wingsuit jump
He died after jumping off the 2,525 metre-high summit of Le Brevent.
Daredevil Johnny Strange (23) dies in 2,000m Alps jump
Strange climbed the so-called Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, at the age of 17.
Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps
Rescuers are continuing to search to make sure there are no other victims.
Germanwings pilot saw 41 doctors in 5 years and feared going blind
Medics he consulted did not reveal his mental struggles due to doctor-patient privilege.
Woman allegedly claimed her relative died in Germanwings crash to get free flights
The woman also availed of counselling that was given to family members.
Second black box from Alps crash confirms 'co-pilot acted deliberately'
Autopilot was used to descend to an altitude of 30 metres.
Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods and cockpit doors
Meanwhile, the second black box recorder has been found today – following a nine-day search.