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5 Accused of Manslaughter in 12 Year Old Climber’s Death After Equipment Fails

French officials have charged 5 people with manslaughter in the death of 12-year-old Tito Traversa on a climbing accident in Orpierre, France after his equipment failed allegedly because of faulty equipment. Among those charged is the owner of the company … Continue reading

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French gendarmes to patrol Mont Blanc after illegal campers leave waste

The French have deployed gendarmes to police the slopes of Mount Blanc where due overcrowding tents are being erected because the Huts are full and the campers are leaving behind waste. French gendarmes to patrol Mont Blanc – Telegraph. Like … Continue reading

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International Backcountry Accidents – Vancouver, Sherpas, Snowdonia, France, South Africa

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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. Like this:Like Loading…

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2 Fatalities on Most Difficult Ushba Route in Georgia’s Caucasus

Civil.de reports two Georgian climbers from a Georgian-Dutch expedition perished on the 4,710-meter Ushba mountain in Georgia’s Caucasus Mountains. Like this:Like Loading…

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Avalanche Kills 3 in French Alps

News24 reports 3 climbers in the in the Ecole en Bauges region of Savoie in the French Alps near Grenoble were swept to their deaths by an avalanche, Local officials in Savoie said an investigation would be carried out into … Continue reading

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French Dedicate World's Tallest Road Bridge (886 Feet) — Taller Than Eiffle Tower

Bloomberg repots that the French have dedicated the world’s highest road bridge which is taller than the Eiffle Tower. The Millau Viaduct carries the highway from Paris to the Mediterranean some 270 meters (886 feet) above the Tarn River. Stretching … Continue reading

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