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Wednesday 11 May 2011
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.
Saturday 30 April 2011
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.
Friday 22 April 2011
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.
Monday 14 March 2011
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.
Thursday 24 February 2011
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.
Saturday 19 February 2011
Friday 18 February 2011
Friday 31 December 2010
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.
Tuesday 28 December 2010
An experienced British skier has died after being buried by an avalanche in the French Alps, it was confirmed today.
Saturday 13 November 2010
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.
Sunday 07 November 2010
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.
Saturday 16 October 2010
Friday 20 August 2010
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.
Thursday 19 August 2010
Two British climbers were rescued from Mont Blanc in Italy today after getting stuck 3,500 metres up the mountain.
Tuesday 10 August 2010
A British student has died in the Swiss Alps after smashing into a rock face on a zip wire.
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