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Wednesday 14 January 2009
Tributes were paid tonight to a British student who froze to death on a skiing holiday in the French Alps after falling into an icy river.
Monday 12 January 2009
The death of the British adventurer, Rob Gauntlett, 21, who died climbing in the French Alps at the weekend with his equally young companion, James Atkinson, has been called a tragedy. The response is understandable, and yet the tragic description does not really fit.
Saturday 10 January 2009
No matter how you try to slice it this year, skiing is not going to be many people's idea of a bargain holiday – which is why it pays to look where you can get most bang for your buck. So, purely for research, I took a quick three-day pre-Christmas trip to the daddy of them all, Chamonix.
Friday 12 December 2008
Son of a talented, though alcoholic, artist and nephew to Richard Doyle, the great Punch cartoonist, Conan Doyle hid his considerable literary energy behind the bluff exterior of a medical man.
Monday 08 December 2008
Monday 10 November 2008
Australia's most spectacular mountain landscapes, home to unique native species, have been placed on the national heritage register.
Saturday 11 October 2008
Sunday 31 August 2008
An angry war of words has broken out over free access to the summit of Mont Blanc after the death of eight climbers in an ice and rock avalanche on the Franco-Italian mountain.
Saturday 09 August 2008
A British teenager who described climbing as his "demon" and his "cure" plunged 160ft to his death in the French Alps after a mix up with his equipment.
Saturday 26 July 2008
I'm French-kissing a rock face and I don't want to stop. Because stopping would mean having to put my tongue back in my mouth. And if I do that I think I might never stop screaming. To be honest, I hadn't asked the rock how it felt about the situation. When you're 850 metres above ground clinging to a slippy, muddy and - most importantly - tiny metal rung sticking out of a cliff face, you tend to forget about etiquette.
Thursday 24 July 2008
Marcus Burghardt profited from a transitional day in the Tour de France to escape to victory on the 18th stage from Bourg d'Oisans to St Etienne.
Friday 18 July 2008
The French have an expression – entre chiens et loups– between the dogs and the wolves. It is a fanciful way of describing the twilight, the mysterious and uncertain time between day and night.
Thursday 01 May 2008
Rescuers today found the bodies of five French ski-mountaineers swept away by an avalanche during an excursion in Italy's north-western Alps.
Saturday 12 April 2008
Sunday 27 January 2008
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter
Scottish independence: The Queen breaks silence on referendum debate – as think tank warns of £14bn black hole if Scotland votes Yes
Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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- 4 Hitler’s former food taster reveals the horrors of the Wolf’s Lair
- 5 Scottish independence: Tory revolt against 'devo max' grows as Rail Minister Claire Perry joins