Sport A Skyrunner takes on the Lake District high terrain events

You have been warned: Skyrunning is coming to Britain. But don’t worry; it is not, despite anything the name might imply, a prog rock supergroup.

Athletics: Ice-cool Chambers takes the heat

European Cup final: Sterling performance from Britain's men puts a World Cup place within sight

Skiing: Big on slopes, low on profile

Ischgl is so popular with Germans that it doesn't bother promoting itself to other skiers. Which means that the British are missing out on an Alpine jewel

Sporting Digest: Skiing

Training for the women's World Cup downhill in St Moritz, Switzerland was called off because of poor visibility yesterday after the Swiss skier, Monika Tschirky, crashed heavily into the safety netting injuring her shoulder.

A good idea from ... Rousseau

I WAS feeling a bit glum the other day and a well-meaning friend of mine said to me, "You know Elaine [he has difficulty with my name], your problem is that you think too much." Later, it struck me that there are two diametrically opposed views about problems and thinking: some people suggest that we think a lot when we have a lot of problems. Others suggest that we develop a lot of problems when we think too much. Where should one stand?

SKIING - ITALY: Italian slopes are on the up

The rise of the lira resulted in the fall in demand predicted for Austria's great rival. But skiing in Italy is now back up to speed

Skiing: Austria is back in favour

Last year's horrific avalanches at Galtur do not seem to have stopped British skiers making the trip to Austria. Just the opposite, in fact

Secret army drilled in Alps

A SCANDAL swirling around the Swiss military establishment deepened yesterday with revelations that a former intelligence official conducted secret army manoeuvres deep in the Alps with hi-tech weapons from a private arsenal.

Criminal inquiry into deaths of Alps tourists

SWITZERLAND banned white-water adventures in the Interlaken area yesterday and opened a criminal investigation into the company in charge of Tuesday's disastrous canyoning excursion. As the waters yielded the body of a 19th victim, two tourists, including a Briton, were still missing.

Eighteen killed as flash floods hit `canyoning' trip in Swiss Alps

EIGHTEEN YOUNG people were swept to their deaths in a gorge in the Swiss Alps yesterday, when a wall of water engulfed a group taking part in the extremely hazardous sport of "canyoning".
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