Alps

head shots of the billionaire and his mystery girlfriend

Investigation: Billionaire Staged Death on Matterhorn to Join Russian Girlfriend

Years after a supermarket billionaire went missing near the...
a long streak of rubble in a glacial channel below snowy mountains

Huge Rock Avalanche Cuts Loose on Swiss Peak

A massive landslide cut loose on a Swiss mountain...
People with shovels at a snow slope.

Avalanche in Zermatt Kills U.S. Teen, Two Others

An avalanche on the ski slopes just above Zermatt...
Benjamin Vedrines in his two-day-spedd marathon in the Alps.

Benjamin Vedrines: 16 Peaks, 110km, 11,830m Vertical in Two Days

Benjamin Vedrines continues with his extreme training for the...
The three steep couloirs that Lafaille and Manners climbed and skied down.

Italian Alps: Three Difficult Couloir Ski Descents in a Single Day

On March 14, Tom Lafaille and Fay Manners skied...
A climber on a thin, vertical ice line.

A Winter of New Ice Routes Ends With One Last Surprise Send

Cutting-edge climbers in the Alps have a habit of...
A yellow-and-red helicopter destroyed and layin on the snow on one side.

Rescue Helicopter Crashes on Monte Rosa – Everyone Miraculously Safe

An Italian rescue helicopter of Italy has crashed high...
The helicopter flies at dawn at the side of Matterhorn.

Swiss Tragedy: The Five Haute Route Skiers Died of Cold

Details have emerged about the five family members who...
A snowy summit with a cross marking it, and high peaks in background.

Five Haute Route Skiers Dead, One Missing Near Matterhorn

Five skiers are dead and one is still missing...
The climbers carry their skis on their backpacks and headlamps as they walk on a narrow ridge with the first lights of day.

K2 Training, Vedrines-Style, in the French Alps

"We don’t do all this just for sport. We...
ski slopes map.

Four Dead, Three Injured In Avalanche at France’s Sancy Massif

Four backcountry skiers, including their guide, died yesterday in...
the skier on a steep slope ending on a cliff.

First Ski Descent of the Aiguille d’Argentière near Chamonix

The lack of snow in the Alps this winter...
Kasha Rigby interview

Top U.S. Skier Kasha Rigby Dies in Kosovo Avalanche

Catherine "Kasha" Rigby of Utah has perished in an...
A skier on a steep, sposed patch of snow in the iddle of a sheer, shady north face.

Guillaume Pierrel Skis Down the North Face Of The Dru — Somehow

The main challenge with skiing the North Face of...
the climbers at the end of a Dihedral.

Cazzanelli Describes His New Route on the Matterhorn

You wouldn't imagine there'd still be a major new...
Vedrines and Billon on the summit of Les Droites

Benjamin Vedrines on the Historic Dru-Droites-Jorasses Trilogy

The international climbing community is starting to comprehend the...
A gondola with a glacier down below.

Chamonix: New Gondola Open For Vallee Blanche Skiers

Skiers in the Chamonix area who want to slide...
Vedrines and Billon on the summit of Grandes Josarres after climbing No Siesta in 12 hours.

Vedrines and Billon’s Dru-Droites-Jorasses Trilogy

They had already set a very high bar for...
Topo of the 800m-long Diretissima route on the north face of Schrammacher.

New Route for Sieberer and Waldner on Schrammacher’s North Face

There is still room for true adventure and new...
The sun rises on the upper sections of Civetta.

Winter Dolomites: New Route On The East Face of Civetta

Contrary to last season (which was very dry), the...
Grossglockner.

Two Rescues: On an Austrian Mountain and in a Slovenian Cave

Five days ago, there was a difficult, 15-hour rescue...
A rescuer hangs from the side of a chopper flying toward a woodland area in a snowy ski resort.

Four Injured in Cable Car Crash at Austrian Ski Resort

Four members of a Danish family were seriously injured...
Riso Nemec and Adam Kaniak on the summit of Spik after ascending the challenging Direktna route on the north wall of Spik.

Slovak Duo Climbs Direct North Wall Route on Spik

On Jan. 5, Adam Kaniak and Riso Nemec of...
Climbers on an ice line in a winter light, under the light of their headlamps.

A Three-Day Ice Climb On Mt. Agner in the Dolomites

A cold season in central Europe has inspired a...

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