Surviving Ben Nevis Avalanche


Reports on five surviving avalanches on Ben Nevis:
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2006-02-16 Backcounty Accident Roundup: British Columbia, Spain, Maine, Montana, Russia

Accidents in North American Mountaineering (Accidents in North American Mountaineering)
Backcountry accident reports on the wires on February 16, 2006.
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French Writer And Anti-Ski Lift Activist Pierre Chapoutot Killed in Avalanche


The alpinist and writer Pierre Chapoutot has been killed by an avalanche on the crête de Lachat in the Lauzière range close to the ski resort of Valmorel. A climber of considerable repute he had opened a number of routes in the Oisans. Passionate about the mountain environment Mr. Chapoutot was known as a straight-talker and had most recently been campaigning against the further enchroachment of ski lifts in the Beafortain. More controversially he had defended the bombing of the la Grave cable car during construction in an article published in 1977.
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Fatal 300 Foot Fall on Acheronte Waterfall in Italian Alps


Sarah Kathleen Ball died in a fall while ice climbing Acheronte waterfall in the Italian Alps.
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Abseiler Killed in Ben Nevis 100 Foot Plunge


A climber abseiling down Tower Ridge approach to Ben Nevis was killed after falling 100 feet.
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7 Fatalities on Slovakia'a Highest Mountain Range


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.
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4 Fatalities in European Avalanches


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.
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Manslaughter Charges in Everest Fatality


Manslaughter charges have been brought against Out There Trekking of Britain in connection with the fatality six years ago of Michael Matthews on Everest.
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Rob the Rubbish Says Snowden is Clean


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 heavy bags of litter, ICWales reports.
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"Rob the Rubbish" Cleans Up Ben Nevis


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.
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