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Tag Archives: France
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
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.
International backcountry accident wrap up:
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.
Civil.de reports two Georgian climbers from a Georgian-Dutch expedition perished on the 4,710-meter Ushba mountain in GeorgiaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Caucasus Mountains.
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
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