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.

Near the Courchevel ski station, an American from California was killed by an avalanche as he skied off-piste, said rescue services.

The victim was identified as Ajay Tambe, a 42-year-old man from Cupertino, California.

The bodies of two climbers were discovered at the base of a climb on the Mont-Blanc mountain, but it was unclear whether they fell or were victims of an avalanche, said rescue services.

4 die in French Alps avalanches
02/01/2006 08:29 – (SA)

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