Browsing entries tagged with Ski Touring

9 Oct 2018

Discover the backcountry with Ellis Brigham

Discover the backcountry with Ellis Brigham

Ellis Brigham is helping skiers put the focus on backcountry this season, with a special talk at its flagship London store later this month followed by a very affordable skills weekend in Scotland next…

30 Mar 2012

Another death in the French Alps

Another death in the French Alps

A British ski tourer has died after a fall in Chamonix on Friday 30 March. The man, reported to be 56 years old and a resident of the resort, fell on ice and plunged 100ft to his death off the Crochues-Berard…

6 Mar 2012

Go ski touring in May, with the Ski Club

Go ski touring in May, with the Ski Club

Fancy closing out the season in May? The Ski Club of Great Britain has introduced a new holiday, designed to give ski tourers a last winter thrill on the snow when other tour operators have finished for…

2 Apr 2011

Huge Swiss avalanche kills ski tourers

Huge Swiss avalanche kills ski tourers

The second major avalanche to hit Switzerland in a week has claimed the lives of three ski tourers in the Val d’Anniviers. The avalanche struck on Friday above Ayer, near Grimentz, in the Val d’Anniviers…

28 Jul 2010

Top ski announces new off-piste adventures

Top ski announces new off-piste adventures

If you fancy some back-country snow, Top Ski are offering some exciting new off-piste touring holidays for 2010/11. The ski school company is based in the French Alps, and with the usual tuition available…

24 Apr 2010

Records set in Swiss mountain race

Records set in Swiss mountain race

According to local reports: new records have been set in the Swiss ski mountaineering race, the Patrouille des Glaciers, which takes place on a high alpine route from Zermatt to Verbier – and includes…

13 Apr 2010

Top ski events head for Verbier

Top ski events head for Verbier

Even this late in the season there are a couple of big snow events taking place in Verbier before the ski area closes, one for speed and the other a monumental test of endurance. They are not for the faint-hearted,…

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