Avalanches

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Photos from ‘beyond the grave’: camera discovery reveals climber’s last images before fatal avalanche
Two decades ago Richard Stiles escaped an avalanche in New Zealand, but friend Steve Robinson wasn’t so lucky. Now the mountain has given up some of its secrets

Tory Shepherd

01, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: the 'Winter of Terror' and alpine avalanches
In 1951, parts of Switzerland, Italy and Austria were hit by a deadly season that killed hundreds

David Hambling

02, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: uncovering the facts about avalanche deaths
Turkey incident shows speed needed to locate people in snow can endanger lives of rescuers

David Hambling

10, Feb, 2020 @9:30 PM

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Four bodies found in search for skiers missing in Italy
Bodies found under two metres of snow after avalanche in resort of Courmayeur

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

04, Feb, 2019 @7:21 PM

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The coldest jobs in the world
Antarctic scientists, avalanche specialists, Alaskan farmers and an industrial deep-freeze manager… Candice Pires talks to five people who have to endure extreme cold to do their job

Candice Pires

27, Jan, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Teenage Australian boy killed in Austrian avalanche while skiing with family
Sixteen-year-old dies after he was swept away while skiiing at St Anton am Arlberg

Staff and agencies

10, Jan, 2019 @10:54 PM

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Two British climbers rescued from Pakistan mountain
Austrian Christian Huber was killed when an avalanche crushed the trio’s tent

Memphis Barker

01, Jul, 2018 @1:38 PM

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Avalanche survivors face the trauma of living: 'I felt guilty right away'
The psychological impact of surviving a snowslide can produce post-traumatic stress disorder and a loop of shame and guilt

Cassidy Randall

06, May, 2018 @10:00 AM

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Experience: I was buried alive in an avalanche
I was slowly suffocating, but fighting it off, trying to stay conscious

Rhianna Shaw

04, May, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Weatherwatch: the squishiness of snow
Improved methods of measuring the elastic modulus of snow could lead to a better understanding of avalanches and a better chance of predicting them

Kate Ravilious

19, Dec, 2017 @9:30 PM

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Japan avalanche kills seven students and teacher
More than 40 injured after avalanche struck while students were climbing near Nasu Onsen ski resort north of Tokyo

Daniel Hurst in Tokyo

27, Mar, 2017 @3:44 PM

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All skiers safe after avalanche at Tignes resort in French Alps
Officials say no victims from avalanche, which swept across blue piste on Tuesday morning

Kim Willsher in Paris

07, Mar, 2017 @11:31 AM

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