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A lethal summer in the Alps

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There are many ways to be killed pursuing Extreme Sports. Sudden avalanches have a way of killing several climbers at the same time. The image below gives some sense of the kind of snow conditions which are creating lethal conditions in the Alps, especially the French Alps.

The Associated Press_ 8 climbers feared dead after Mont Blanc avalanche.jpg

BBC news depicts the latest accident this way:

The avalanche was the deadliest to hit climbers in the Alps this year.

The BBC’s Hugh Schofield in Paris says it has been a lethal summer, with about 100 climbers killed since 1 June in France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. About 20 of them have died on Mont Blanc.

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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/08/25 at 08:43

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