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#Alps

# alps - Sunday 3 July, 2022

Glacier collapse in Italian Alps kills five
# Italy
# Italy

Glacier collapse in Italian Alps kills five

Updated Jul 3rd 2022, 6:36 PM 42,228 Views 2 Comments

The glacier collapse triggered an avalanche of snow, ice and rock.

# alps - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn
# Microplastics
# Microplastics

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn

Aug 15th 2019, 5:43 PM 10,560 Views 17 Comments

The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.

# alps - Thursday 25 July, 2019

Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent
# Riding Solo
From The42
# Riding Solo

Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent

Jul 25th 2019, 4:36 PM 5,861 Views 18 Comments

GC leader Alaphilippe showcased incredible endurance over three Category 1 climbs.

# alps - Thursday 16 May, 2019

Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run
# Basque Country
# Basque Country

Former leader of Basque separatist group ETA arrested after 16 years on the run

May 16th 2019, 9:09 AM 14,647 Views 38 Comments

ETA disbanded in 2018.

# alps - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Four hikers die in Swiss Alps avalanche
# Swiss Alps
# Swiss Alps

Four hikers die in Swiss Alps avalanche

Apr 28th 2019, 11:43 AM 14,987 Views 6 Comments

The accident took place on Friday in the village of Fieschertal.

# alps - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort
# Alps
# Alps

Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort

Feb 19th 2019, 10:45 PM 22,917 Views 1 Comment

Four people were injured but there are fears for over 12 more.

# alps - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort
# Courchevel
# Courchevel

Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort

Jan 20th 2019, 12:10 PM 17,532 Views 0 Comments

The cause of the fire at the ski resort of Courchevel was not immediately known.

# alps - Friday 10 August, 2018

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly
# Debut
From The42
# Debut

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Aug 10th 2018, 11:37 PM 10,450 Views 2 Comments

Villar Perosa (population: roughly 4,100) is the home of the family estate and summer retreat of the powerful Agnellis.

# alps - Saturday 14 July, 2018

What did the Iceman of the Alps eat for his last meal? Goat bacon
# Oetzi
# Oetzi

What did the Iceman of the Alps eat for his last meal? Goat bacon

Jul 14th 2018, 10:00 AM 18,113 Views 21 Comments

A form of bacon made out of goat meat was found in his stomach.

# alps - Monday 30 April, 2018

Six people die in Swiss Alps after being forced to spend night outdoors
# Pigne D'Arolla
# Pigne D'Arolla

Six people die in Swiss Alps after being forced to spend night outdoors

Apr 30th 2018, 8:28 PM 46,550 Views 6 Comments

Five others remain in critical condition after ending up stranded in the Pigne d’Arolla area of the Swiss Alps.

# alps - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps
# Avoriaz
# Avoriaz

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

Feb 25th 2018, 6:26 PM 19,084 Views 12 Comments

The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.

# alps - Sunday 18 February, 2018

French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter
# Avalanche
# Avalanche

French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter

Feb 18th 2018, 6:42 PM 24,331 Views 4 Comments

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

# alps - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

13,000 tourists trapped in Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall
# The Alps
# The Alps

13,000 tourists trapped in Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall

Jan 9th 2018, 6:00 PM 33,910 Views 18 Comments

The avalanche risk in Zermatt is at its highest level.

# alps - Friday 6 October, 2017

Toddler rescued after being trapped in Swiss Alps crevice for 12 hours
# Lucky Escape
# Lucky Escape

Toddler rescued after being trapped in Swiss Alps crevice for 12 hours

Oct 6th 2017, 9:27 PM 20,621 Views 19 Comments

The girl fell into a deep crevice during a family hike in the Swiss Alps.

# alps - Monday 25 September, 2017

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps
# Quick Thinking
# Quick Thinking

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Sep 25th 2017, 9:09 AM 29,316 Views 19 Comments

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

# alps - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man charged with kidnapping over disappearance of girl (9) at Alps wedding
# Maelys De Araujo
# Maelys De Araujo

Man charged with kidnapping over disappearance of girl (9) at Alps wedding

Sep 4th 2017, 8:36 AM 37,336 Views 0 Comments

He has been placed in provisional detention in connection with her disappearance.

# alps - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Two suspects freed over girl's disappearance at French wedding
# Maelys De Araujo
# Maelys De Araujo

Two suspects freed over girl's disappearance at French wedding

Sep 2nd 2017, 10:55 AM 17,756 Views 15 Comments

Both men had been held over inconsistencies in their statements.

# alps - Friday 1 September, 2017

Man arrested over disappearance of nine-year-old girl from Alps wedding
# France
# France

Man arrested over disappearance of nine-year-old girl from Alps wedding

Sep 1st 2017, 8:41 AM 40,083 Views 28 Comments

Maelys de Araujo was last seen at 3am local time on Sunday at the wedding venue.

# alps - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Five die after climbers roped together 2,000 metres high in the Alps suffer fall
# Wildgerlostal
# Wildgerlostal

Five die after climbers roped together 2,000 metres high in the Alps suffer fall

Aug 27th 2017, 2:50 PM 21,977 Views 7 Comments

A total of eight climbers have died in three separate incidents this weekend.

# alps - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Eight people missing after landslide in the Swiss Alps
# Evacuation
# Evacuation

Eight people missing after landslide in the Swiss Alps

Aug 24th 2017, 11:43 AM 9,999 Views 3 Comments

The landslide forced the evacuation of a village in the Swiss Alps

# alps - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Three killed in late-season avalanche in French Alps
# Albaron
# Albaron

Three killed in late-season avalanche in French Alps

May 9th 2017, 1:55 PM 10,965 Views 3 Comments

Two skiers and their guide were killed near the Italian border.

# alps - Monday 13 March, 2017

Man killed after horrific collision on slopes of French Alpine resort
# Skiing Crash
# Skiing Crash

Man killed after horrific collision on slopes of French Alpine resort

Mar 13th 2017, 2:31 PM 24,889 Views 11 Comments

The Italian died and a British tourist was left seriously injured.

# alps - Monday 13 February, 2017

At least four dead after avalanche in French Alps
# Tignes
# Tignes

At least four dead after avalanche in French Alps

Feb 13th 2017, 1:59 PM 9,947 Views 3 Comments

Five people are still buried under a huge mass of snow,” said a rescue official.

# alps - Friday 26 August, 2016

"At the hut I saw numerous avalanches coming down" - Hiker describes month trapped in wilderness
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

"At the hut I saw numerous avalanches coming down" - Hiker describes month trapped in wilderness

Aug 26th 2016, 12:22 PM 18,588 Views 19 Comments

Pavlina Pizova was trapped for a month after her partner died in a fall.

# alps - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing
# New Zealand
# New Zealand

Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing

Aug 25th 2016, 2:02 PM 31,096 Views 32 Comments

The woman’s partner fell down a steep slope while the pair were hiking.

# alps - Saturday 9 April, 2016

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final From The42
Live Apr 9th 2016, 9:10 PM

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

# alps - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Teenager among six people killed in avalanche in Italian Alps
# Monte Nevoso
# Monte Nevoso

Teenager among six people killed in avalanche in Italian Alps

Mar 12th 2016, 7:50 PM 25,264 Views 7 Comments

Five Italians and one Austrian died.

# alps - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Five skiers killed, 17 others engulfed in snow as avalanche hits Austrian Alps
# Innsbruck
# Innsbruck

Five skiers killed, 17 others engulfed in snow as avalanche hits Austrian Alps

Feb 7th 2016, 1:14 PM 18,365 Views 5 Comments

The five killed were skiing off-piste in a valley south of Innsbruck in western Austria.

# alps - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Two students and a man dead and more missing as Alps avalanche hits school group
# Catastrophe
# Catastrophe

Two students and a man dead and more missing as Alps avalanche hits school group

Jan 13th 2016, 10:46 PM 32,563 Views 5 Comments

Another three students were seriously injured in the incident.

# alps - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Soldier (39) killed while attempting Alps wingsuit jump
# French Alps
# French Alps

Soldier (39) killed while attempting Alps wingsuit jump

Dec 27th 2015, 8:09 AM 21,670 Views 10 Comments

He died after jumping off the 2,525 metre-high summit of Le Brevent.

# alps - Friday 2 October, 2015

Daredevil Johnny Strange (23) dies in 2,000m Alps jump
# RIP
# RIP

Daredevil Johnny Strange (23) dies in 2,000m Alps jump

Oct 2nd 2015, 4:53 PM 45,403 Views 64 Comments

Strange climbed the so-called Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, at the age of 17.

# alps - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps
# Alps Tragedy
# Alps Tragedy

Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps

Sep 15th 2015, 11:50 PM 17,799 Views 10 Comments

Rescuers are continuing to search to make sure there are no other victims.

# alps - Friday 12 June, 2015

Germanwings pilot saw 41 doctors in 5 years and feared going blind
# Andreas Lubitz
# Andreas Lubitz

Germanwings pilot saw 41 doctors in 5 years and feared going blind

Jun 12th 2015, 8:31 AM 9,366 Views 27 Comments

Medics he consulted did not reveal his mental struggles due to doctor-patient privilege.

# alps - Friday 10 April, 2015

Woman allegedly claimed her relative died in Germanwings crash to get free flights
# Germanwings
# Germanwings

Woman allegedly claimed her relative died in Germanwings crash to get free flights

Apr 10th 2015, 10:57 PM 31,509 Views 56 Comments

The woman also availed of counselling that was given to family members.

# alps - Friday 3 April, 2015

Second black box from Alps crash confirms 'co-pilot acted deliberately'
# Germanwings
# Germanwings

Second black box from Alps crash confirms 'co-pilot acted deliberately'

Apr 3rd 2015, 10:46 AM 22,676 Views 28 Comments

Autopilot was used to descend to an altitude of 30 metres.

# alps - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods and cockpit doors
# Internet Searches
# Internet Searches

Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods and cockpit doors

Apr 2nd 2015, 3:57 PM 32,967 Views 33 Comments

Meanwhile, the second black box recorder has been found today – following a nine-day search.

# alps - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

French Alps investigators say 'final moments' video is a fake
# Alps Crash
# Alps Crash

French Alps investigators say 'final moments' video is a fake

Apr 1st 2015, 8:21 AM 34,372 Views 48 Comments

One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”.

# alps - Monday 30 March, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies
# French Alps
# French Alps

Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies

Mar 30th 2015, 3:12 PM 24,686 Views 57 Comments

Andreas Lubitz is understood to have had treatment “several years ago”.

# alps - Saturday 28 March, 2015

16 crash survivors were rescued after 72 days in the Andes ... They met up, 40 years later
# Photo Archives
# Photo Archives

16 crash survivors were rescued after 72 days in the Andes ... They met up, 40 years later

Mar 28th 2015, 9:18 AM 93,357 Views 23 Comments

Of the 45 passengers on board the 1972 flight, the 16 survived by feeding on dead family members and friends preserved in the snow.

# alps - Friday 27 March, 2015

"We haven't found a single body intact" - French Alps rescuers finding remains
# Germanwings
# Germanwings

"We haven't found a single body intact" - French Alps rescuers finding remains

Mar 27th 2015, 4:17 PM 34,796 Views 39 Comments

Between 400 and 600 pieces of remains have been recovered.

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