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Champion snowboarder Balet killed in avalanche

Switzerland’s star snowboarder Estelle Balet was killed by an avalanche on Tuesday aged 21. Balet was making a promotional film in the canton of

Switzerland’s star snowboarder Estelle Balet was killed by an avalanche on Tuesday aged 21. Balet was making a promotional film in the canton of

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'Six dead' in avalanche in Italian Alps, others missing

Six skiers are reported to have been killed in an avalanche in the Italian Alps – one of the deadliest to hit the area in many years. Several other

Six skiers are reported to have been killed in an avalanche in the Italian Alps – one of the deadliest to hit the area in many years. Several other

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Five killed in 'massive' avalanche in Austrian Alps

Five people have been killed in what has been described as a “massive” avalanche in the Austrian Alps. Police say it struck skiiers from the Czech

Five people have been killed in what has been described as a “massive” avalanche in the Austrian Alps. Police say it struck skiiers from the Czech

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A second deadly avalanche in French Alps kills five soldiers

Five French soldiers have died and eight others injured in an avalanche in the Alps. All were members of the French Foreign Legion and were part of a

Five French soldiers have died and eight others injured in an avalanche in the Alps. All were members of the French Foreign Legion and were part of a

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Teacher charged with manslaughter after French Alps avalanche deaths

A teacher who was among a group hit by an avalanche in the French Alps on Wednesday (January 13) has been charged with manslaughter. He and some of

A teacher who was among a group hit by an avalanche in the French Alps on Wednesday (January 13) has been charged with manslaughter. He and some of

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Safety on the slopes: skiiers taught avalanche awareness

The deadly avalanche in the French Alps (January 13), which has claimed the lives of three people, is a reminder of how dangerous the mountains can

The deadly avalanche in the French Alps (January 13), which has claimed the lives of three people, is a reminder of how dangerous the mountains can

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French Alps avalanche: teacher led class onto closed, black-rated ski track

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into manslaughter after three people, including two teenagers, died in an avalanche in the French Alps on Wednesday.

French prosecutors have opened an investigation into manslaughter after three people, including two teenagers, died in an avalanche in the French Alps on Wednesday.

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Lyon students in shock after avalanche deaths

The students from Saint-Exupéry High School in Lyon, France, return the day after, struggling to come to terms with what happened the day before

The students from Saint-Exupéry High School in Lyon, France, return the day after, struggling to come to terms with what happened the day before

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At least 3 dead in French Alps avalanche

An avalanche in the French Alps hit a group of ten schoolchildren and their accompanying teacher, killing at least three people and seriously

An avalanche in the French Alps hit a group of ten schoolchildren and their accompanying teacher, killing at least three people and seriously

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Avalanche in remote part of Norway kills one and injures nine

One person has died and nine others have been injured in an avalanche in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic. Snow from

One person has died and nine others have been injured in an avalanche in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard in the Arctic. Snow from

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Avalanche in French Alps kills 7

An avalanche has swept through the Massif des Ecrins in the French Alps, killing seven people. The prefect of the region said it hit three groups of

An avalanche has swept through the Massif des Ecrins in the French Alps, killing seven people. The prefect of the region said it hit three groups of

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Extreme climber admires Nepalese resilience

Italian climber Marco Confortola was up Mount Dhaulagiri when the Himalayan range shook on April 25th. His second ascent of the more than 8,000-metre

Italian climber Marco Confortola was up Mount Dhaulagiri when the Himalayan range shook on April 25th. His second ascent of the more than 8,000-metre

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Aid is flown in to help Afghan avalanche victims

Deliveries of oil and rice are being flown in to help victims and their families caught up in a series of huge avalanches in Afghanistan. The

Deliveries of oil and rice are being flown in to help victims and their families caught up in a series of huge avalanches in Afghanistan. The

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'Snow Therapy' will test your convictions on the nuclear family

‘Snow Therapy’ is the story of a perfect little Swedish family that has come to the French resort of Les Arcs for a few days skiing. Everything is

‘Snow Therapy’ is the story of a perfect little Swedish family that has come to the French resort of Les Arcs for a few days skiing. Everything is

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Avalanches claim up to a hundred lives in Afghanistan

More than 90 people have been killed in northern Afghanistan in the worst avalanches for over 30 years. With heavy snow forecast to last for another

More than 90 people have been killed in northern Afghanistan in the worst avalanches for over 30 years. With heavy snow forecast to last for another

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Switzerland: Experiment blast triggers artificial avalanche

An artificially triggered avalanche thunders down a mountain in the Vallee de la Sionne near Sion, Switzerland. The full-scale avalanche dynamics

An artificially triggered avalanche thunders down a mountain in the Vallee de la Sionne near Sion, Switzerland. The full-scale avalanche dynamics

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Two US ski hopefuls die in Austrian avalanche

Team USA ski hopefuls Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle have died in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps while skiing close to their base near Soelden

Team USA ski hopefuls Ronnie Berlack and Bryce Astle have died in an avalanche in the Austrian Alps while skiing close to their base near Soelden

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Nepal: Rescuers focus on recovering bodies after mountain disaster

Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters. At least 43 people are known to have died after a snowstorm

Hopes faded on Sunday for survivors of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters. At least 43 people are known to have died after a snowstorm

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60 rescued on Saturday after Nepal mountain disaster

Amateur video footage taken by a survivor of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters shows almost complete loss of visibility amid blasting

Amateur video footage taken by a survivor of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters shows almost complete loss of visibility amid blasting

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Dozens rescued after Nepal blizzards as mountain search continues

Survivors and the bodies of some of the victims of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters have been brought to the capital Kathmandu. In the

Survivors and the bodies of some of the victims of one of Nepal’s worst ever mountain disasters have been brought to the capital Kathmandu. In the

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Ten remain missing in Nepal after deadly avalanche in Himalayas

In Nepal rescue operations have been halted overnight for trekkers still missing after an unseasonal blizzard and avalanche struck a popular

In Nepal rescue operations have been halted overnight for trekkers still missing after an unseasonal blizzard and avalanche struck a popular

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Nepal: Nine sherpa guides killed in Everest avalanche

Nine Nepali mountaineering guides have been killed on Mount Everest. The victims died when an avalanche swept down the side of the 8,850-metre

Nine Nepali mountaineering guides have been killed on Mount Everest. The victims died when an avalanche swept down the side of the 8,850-metre

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Giant avalanche filmed in Italy

Residents of Moso in Passiria, in Italy’s South Tyrol region, had a close call on February 6 when a large, slow moving avalanche came down the

Residents of Moso in Passiria, in Italy’s South Tyrol region, had a close call on February 6 when a large, slow moving avalanche came down the

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Southern Austria on highest avalanche alert after heavy snow

Parts of Austria are on the highest alert for avalanches amid some of the worst snow conditions for 15 years. In the south at least two people died

Parts of Austria are on the highest alert for avalanches amid some of the worst snow conditions for 15 years. In the south at least two people died

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Two die in Mont Blanc avalanche

Two Italian climbers have been killed by an avalanche whilst attempting to climb the Mont Blanc peak in the French Alps. A group of six climbers

Two Italian climbers have been killed by an avalanche whilst attempting to climb the Mont Blanc peak in the French Alps. A group of six climbers