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Category: Avalanche

Avalanche Kills Road Worker In Tusheti, Georgia

Tusheti, Georgia – On Sunday, May 15, 2017 a road worker was killed in an avalanche while clearing the road from Pshavi to Omalo in the mountains of the Tusheti region in northeast Georgia. The road from Pshavi to Omalo has been closed for 2 months. Rescuers were …

Avalanche Kills 3 Skiers Near Bonneval-sur-Arc In French Alps

Bonneval-sur-Arc, France – On Tuesday, May 9, 2017 three skiers were killed in an avalanche while ascending the Vallonet Glacier below the col du Greffier (3086 meters) in Vanoise National Park (DW.com). The skiers were  in an off piste area near the Albaron sector near Bonneval-sur-Arc in the Haute-Maurienne …

Avalanche Kills German Climber On Illimani In Bolivia

Illimani, Bolivia – On Sunday, April 30, 2017 a German climber was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche while climbing Illimani near La Paz, Bolivia with a guide. The avalanche occurred around 5000 meters during heavy snowfall. Authorities managed to recover the body on Tuesday. The guide …

Climber Killed In Avalanche On Mount Tsurugi in Japan

Mount Tsurugi, Japan – At approximately 14:00 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 a male climber was caught in an avalanche at roughly 2700 meters near the Ridgeline of Mount Tsurugi (2,999 meters) in the Hida Mountains in the Toyama Prefecture of Japan. Oda’s climbing partner was uninjured. JapanTimes.co.jp …

Skier Killed In Avalanche On Kegelkopf In Tyrol, Austria

Tyrol, Austria – On Saturday, April 22, 2017 a skier was killed in an avalanche while descending the northeast face of Kegelkopf (2837 meters) in the Samnaungruppe near the municipality of Tobadill in the Landeck district in Tyrol, Austria. The incident occurred while the group of 3 skiers …