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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.

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Pictures were released yesterday of the Swiss thrill-seeker known as the JetMan showing his nickname is well deserved by flying across the Grand Canyon.

Top mountaineer dies during climb

The famed Swiss mountaineer, Erhard Loretan – one of the few people to reach the summits of all 14 of the world's peaks above 8,000m – has died during a climb on his 52nd birthday.

Album: Underworld, Frankenstein: Music from the Play (www.underworldlive.com)

Underworld's music for Danny Boyle's Frankenstein sounds like Throbbing Gristle doing the soundtrack to The Wicker Man – a fog of industrial noise punctuated by flamenco guitar flourishes and bursts of communal folk-singing.

Chalet Girl: Exclusive interviews with the cast

Feisty 19 year old Kim Matthews (Felicity Jones) takes on the challenge of her life when she lands a job as a chalet girl in a glitzy ski resort in the Alps.

Boy critically ill after ski lift horror

A British teenager is in a critical condition tonight after he was left hanging from a chairlift during a school ski trip to the Alps, police said.

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Paragliding, snowmobile safaris, luxurious chalet life and superb slopes – Morzine is the perfect place for a family skiing holiday, says Adam Leigh

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Nature Studies by Michael McCarthy: Survival skills of the highest order

Alpine Dorset: that was a new one on me, in the heart of that most gently rolling of counties, but such the landscape seemed to be as we trudged on Christmas Day up the slopes of Maiden Castle, the colossal prehistoric hillfort on the outskirts of Dorchester. As far as the eye could see the countryside was white, apart from the woodlands which were black against the snow, while above, all was blue: a high-pressure system meant there was no cloud in the sky, and the sun poured down unhindered. Blinding white, luminous blue, searing sun: I've only seen that palette high in the Alps, on skiing holidays.

British skier dies after Alps avalanche

An experienced British skier has died after being buried by an avalanche in the French Alps, it was confirmed today.

Space-age 'huts' for Alpine trekkers irk the traditionalists

An unwritten rule of the mountains states that anyone in need can take refuge in the solitary huts dotted across the world's higher peaks.

The Essential Skiing Guide: Austria

Austria is where the Alpine style of downhill skiing was first invented just over a century ago. It was the most popular destination for Britons through the 1970s and has been regaining ground against France for several years as its more traditional village resorts become popular once again.

The 10 Best Ski Panoramas

You'll feel like you're on top of the world in these spectacular settings, says Patrick Thorne

Saved from disaster on Mont Blanc &ndash; by a text to Shrewsbury

Two young British climbers who became stranded on a tiny ledge overhanging a precipice 11,500 feet up Mont Blanc were rescued after texting a friend in Shrewsbury.

Stranded Britons plucked from Mont Blanc

Two British climbers were rescued from Mont Blanc in Italy today after getting stuck 3,500 metres up the mountain.

Briton killed in Alps accident

A British student has died in the Swiss Alps after smashing into a rock face on a zip wire.

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