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# alps - Thursday 15 August, 2019

Microplastics found in Arctic and Alps after being carried by wind and snow, scientists warn

The researchers have called for urgent research to assess the health risks of inhalation.

# alps - Thursday 25 July, 2019

From The42 Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent Riding Solo

Quintana wins stage 18 as Alaphilippe maintains Tour de France lead with phenomenal descent

GC leader Alaphilippe showcased incredible endurance over three Category 1 climbs.

# alps - Thursday 16 May, 2019

# alps - Sunday 28 April, 2019

Four hikers die in Swiss Alps avalanche

The accident took place on Friday in the village of Fieschertal.

# alps - Tuesday 19 February, 2019

Skiers feared buried after avalanche at Swiss ski resort

Four people were injured but there are fears for over 12 more.

# alps - Sunday 20 January, 2019

Two people dead and 22 injured following major fire at French ski resort

The cause of the fire at the ski resort of Courchevel was not immediately known.

# alps - Friday 10 August, 2018

From The42 Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly Debut

Ronaldo set to begin Juve adventure in intimate alpine friendly

Villar Perosa (population: roughly 4,100) is the home of the family estate and summer retreat of the powerful Agnellis.

# alps - Saturday 14 July, 2018

What did the Iceman of the Alps eat for his last meal? Goat bacon

A form of bacon made out of goat meat was found in his stomach.

# alps - Monday 30 April, 2018

Six people die in Swiss Alps after being forced to spend night outdoors

Five others remain in critical condition after ending up stranded in the Pigne d’Arolla area of the Swiss Alps.

# alps - Sunday 25 February, 2018

13-year-old boy dies after falling from cliff in French Alps

The boy had been skiing with his younger brother.

# alps - Sunday 18 February, 2018

French Alps avalanche kills father and 11-year-old daughter

An investigation has been launched into the incident.

# alps - Tuesday 9 January, 2018

13,000 tourists trapped in Swiss ski resort after heavy snowfall

The avalanche risk in Zermatt is at its highest level.

# alps - Friday 6 October, 2017

Toddler rescued after being trapped in Swiss Alps crevice for 12 hours

The girl fell into a deep crevice during a family hike in the Swiss Alps.

# alps - Monday 25 September, 2017

Pensioner saves bus from plunging into ravine in Austrian Alps

Nine people were hospitalised in the accident.

# alps - Monday 4 September, 2017

Man charged with kidnapping over disappearance of girl (9) at Alps wedding

He has been placed in provisional detention in connection with her disappearance.

# alps - Saturday 2 September, 2017

Two suspects freed over girl's disappearance at French wedding

Both men had been held over inconsistencies in their statements.

# alps - Friday 1 September, 2017

Man arrested over disappearance of nine-year-old girl from Alps wedding

Maelys de Araujo was last seen at 3am local time on Sunday at the wedding venue.

# alps - Sunday 27 August, 2017

Five die after climbers roped together 2,000 metres high in the Alps suffer fall

A total of eight climbers have died in three separate incidents this weekend.

# alps - Thursday 24 August, 2017

Eight people missing after landslide in the Swiss Alps

The landslide forced the evacuation of a village in the Swiss Alps

# alps - Tuesday 9 May, 2017

Three killed in late-season avalanche in French Alps

Two skiers and their guide were killed near the Italian border.

# alps - Monday 13 March, 2017

Man killed after horrific collision on slopes of French Alpine resort

The Italian died and a British tourist was left seriously injured.

# alps - Monday 13 February, 2017

At least four dead after avalanche in French Alps

Five people are still buried under a huge mass of snow,” said a rescue official.

# alps - Friday 26 August, 2016

"At the hut I saw numerous avalanches coming down" - Hiker describes month trapped in wilderness

Pavlina Pizova was trapped for a month after her partner died in a fall.

# alps - Thursday 25 August, 2016

Hiker found alive in remote mountain hut one month after going missing

The woman’s partner fell down a steep slope while the pair were hiking.

# alps - Saturday 9 April, 2016

From The42 As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final Liveblog

As it happened: Grenoble v Connacht, Challenge Cup quarter-final

We stepped on our seatbelts and went minute-by-minute for the battle between province and adopted province in the Challenge Cup knock-out stages.

# alps - Saturday 12 March, 2016

Teenager among six people killed in avalanche in Italian Alps

Five Italians and one Austrian died.

# alps - Sunday 7 February, 2016

Five skiers killed, 17 others engulfed in snow as avalanche hits Austrian Alps

The five killed were skiing off-piste in a valley south of Innsbruck in western Austria.

# alps - Wednesday 13 January, 2016

Two students and a man dead and more missing as Alps avalanche hits school group

Another three students were seriously injured in the incident.

# alps - Sunday 27 December, 2015

Soldier (39) killed while attempting Alps wingsuit jump

He died after jumping off the 2,525 metre-high summit of Le Brevent.

# alps - Friday 2 October, 2015

Daredevil Johnny Strange (23) dies in 2,000m Alps jump RIP

Daredevil Johnny Strange (23) dies in 2,000m Alps jump

Strange climbed the so-called Seven Summits, the highest peak on each continent, at the age of 17.

# alps - Tuesday 15 September, 2015

Seven killed after being swept away by avalanche in French Alps

Rescuers are continuing to search to make sure there are no other victims.

# alps - Friday 12 June, 2015

Germanwings pilot saw 41 doctors in 5 years and feared going blind

Medics he consulted did not reveal his mental struggles due to doctor-patient privilege.

# alps - Friday 10 April, 2015

Woman allegedly claimed her relative died in Germanwings crash to get free flights

The woman also availed of counselling that was given to family members.

# alps - Friday 3 April, 2015

Second black box from Alps crash confirms 'co-pilot acted deliberately'

Autopilot was used to descend to an altitude of 30 metres.

# alps - Thursday 2 April, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot researched suicide methods and cockpit doors

Meanwhile, the second black box recorder has been found today – following a nine-day search.

# alps - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

French Alps investigators say 'final moments' video is a fake

One sequence reportedly shows a chaotic scene with passengers screaming “My God”.

# alps - Monday 30 March, 2015

Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies

Andreas Lubitz is understood to have had treatment “several years ago”.

# alps - Saturday 28 March, 2015

16 crash survivors were rescued after 72 days in the Andes ... They met up, 40 years later

Of the 45 passengers on board the 1972 flight, the 16 survived by feeding on dead family members and friends preserved in the snow.

# alps - Friday 27 March, 2015

"We haven't found a single body intact" - French Alps rescuers finding remains

Between 400 and 600 pieces of remains have been recovered.

Andreas Lubitz hid sick note on day of Alps plane crash

It has also emerged the plane’s captain may have used an axe in an attempt to re-enter the cockpit.

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