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# Alps

Last month
April 2023
# southeast france
Four killed following avalanche in French Alps
The avalanche occurred near Mont Blanc earlier today.
This year
# Austria
Eight dead after weekend avalanches in Austria
The eight deaths came as resorts are filled during the February school holidays in Vienna.
Last year
# Italy
Glacier collapse in Italian Alps kills five
The glacier collapse triggered an avalanche of snow, ice and rock.
All time
# microplastics
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.
# riding solo
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.
# Basque Country
Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run
ETA disbanded in 2018.
# swiss alps
Four hikers die in Swiss Alps avalanche
The accident took place on Friday in the village of Fieschertal.
# Alps
Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort
Four people were injured but there are fears for over 12 more.
# courchevel
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.
# Debut
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.
# oetzi
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.
# Pigne d'Arolla
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.
# Avoriaz
13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps
The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.
# Avalanche
French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter
An investigation has been launched into the incident.
# the alps
13,000 tourists trapped in Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall
The avalanche risk in Zermatt is at its highest level.
# Lucky Escape
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.
# Quick Thinking
Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.
# Maelys de Araujo
Man charged with kidnapping over disappearance of girl (9) at Alps wedding
He has been placed in provisional detention in connection with her disappearance.
# Maelys de Araujo
Two suspects freed over girl's disappearance at French wedding
Both men had been held over inconsistencies in their statements.
# France
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.
# wildgerlostal
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.
# Evacuation
Eight people missing after landslide in the Swiss Alps
The landslide forced the evacuation of a village in the Swiss Alps
# Albaron
Three killed in late-season avalanche in French Alps
Two skiers and their guide were killed near the Italian border.
# skiing crash
Man killed after horrific collision on slopes of French Alpine resort
The Italian died and a British tourist was left seriously injured.
# Tignes
At least four dead after avalanche in French Alps
Five people are still buried under a huge mass of snow,” said a rescue official.
# New Zealand
"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.
# New Zealand
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.
# Monte Nevoso
Teenager among six people killed in avalanche in Italian Alps
Five Italians and one Austrian died.
# Innsbruck
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.
# catastrophe
Two students and a man dead and more missing as Alps avalanche hits school group
Another three students were seriously injured in the incident.
# French Alps
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.
# alps tragedy
Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps
Rescuers are continuing to search to make sure there are no other victims.
# andreas lubitz
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.
# Germanwings
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.
# Germanwings
Second black box from Alps crash confirms 'co-pilot acted deliberately'
Autopilot was used to descend to an altitude of 30 metres.
# internet searches
Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods and cockpit doors
Meanwhile, the second black box recorder has been found today – following a nine-day search.
# alps crash
French Alps investigators say 'final moments' video is a fake
One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”.
# French Alps
Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies
Andreas Lubitz is understood to have had treatment “several years ago”.