Category Archives: France

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

International backcountry accident wrap up:

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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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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.

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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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