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Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.
The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crÃƒÂªte de Lachat in the LauziÃƒÂ¨re range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes … Continue reading
Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.
A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
Avalanches killed seven Czech tourists Saturday in Slovakia’s highest mountain range and a German man on a snowshoe tour a day earlier in Switzerland, officials said.
Two climbers and two skiers died in the French Alps on Sunday in a weekend with high avalanche risk, said rescue services. Two others were still missing.
Manslaughter charges have been brought against Out There Trekking of Britain in connection with the fatality six years ago of Michael Matthews on Everest.
Robin Kevan, 60, of Llanwrtyd Wells in Powys, reached Snowdon’s 3,560ft summit armed with bin liners and a litter stick because he feared it might have a similar problem to Ben Nevis, Scotland’s 4,406ft peak, where he recently collected six … Continue reading
The Independent reports 60-year-old Welshman Robin Kevan has earned the title of “Rob the Rubbish” for his untiring efforts to clean up Ben Nevis.