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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.

'I was buried alive during an avalanche in the Swiss Alps'

Peggy Harris relives her sobering lesson in the perils of avalanche season

Carphone Warehouse seeks European deal with Vodafone

Carphone Warehouse has attempted to soothe fears about the future of its retail business by rebuilding bridges with Vodafone, Europe's largest mobile phone operator.

Gloves are off as Robinson insists new ball is keeper's nightmare

At the England team's Mittelbergstadion training base yesterday, Paul Robinson was well aware of the irony that this World Cup is designed to complicate matters for him. The eve of a major international tournament is invariably the time for the goalkeepers' union to issue warnings about the unpredictable nature of the official match ball.

Rowing: Campbell seizes the day to make sculls final

British rowing found a new star yesterday when Alan Campbell reached the final of the World Cup single sculls.

The Third Leader: Bareback rider

Late arrivals

For T-shirt skiing in April, Roger Thomas heads to the French Alps

LATE-SEASON SNOW: WHERE TO GO

It has not been a banner season for snowfall in the Alps. Most of the major resorts faced a tense, month-long wait from Christmas through to late January when little or no snow fell to boost the meagre early- season covering. Happily, that's all changed in the past few weeks with heavy, regular falls bringing powder heaven to most. Whether it's enough to see us through to April and whether it keeps coming remains to be seen.

VALENTINE'S SPECIAL: CHECK-IN: Cold comfort

The igloo hotel phenomenon has reached Italy's Dolomites.

Magic mountain

Take an Alpine walk in early summer, says Anthony Lambert - the hills are alive with dazzling wild flowers

The Independent parent: your questions answered

Can my 16-year-old go on a skiing trip without adult supervision?

Karlsson and Els set the early pace

England survive fright night

Road to Euro 2004: Owen and Beckham deliver but lacklustre victory fails to worry Turks
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