Gulf Times - Avalanche
Environmentalists urge Tour de France to end ‘avalanche of plastic’

Environmentalists urge Tour de France to end ‘avalanche of plastic’

The corporate ‘caravan’ that motors across valleys and mountains ahead of the cyclists competing in the Tour de France has been a crowd-pleaser for decades ...

'Black box' reveals last moments of doomed Himalayan climbers

'Black box' reveals last moments of doomed Himalayan climbers

Indian authorities on Monday showed heart-wrenching images of the final moments of an international team of climbers swept away in an avalanche as they attempted to scale an unconquered Himalayan peak.

One dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski slope: Police

One dead after avalanche hits Swiss ski slope: Police

One of the four people who were found in the avalanche that swept a ski slope in the Swiss Crans Montana resort has died, police said on Wednesday.

Several people buried in Swiss avalanche

Several people buried in Swiss avalanche

An avalanche buried several skiers on the busy slopes of the Swiss resort of Crans-Montana on Tuesday, police said, as scores of rescuers worked to dig out survivors.

Rescuers find two more bodies of skiers buried by Norway avalanche

Rescuers find two more bodies of skiers buried by Norway avalanche

Two more bodies from a group of four skiers who died in a recent avalanche in northern Norway were found Thursday, police said.

Three German skiers killed in Austrian avalanche, fourth missing

Three German skiers killed in Austrian avalanche, fourth missing

Three German skiers were found dead overnight and a fourth is missing after they were swept away in an avalanche near the Austrian ski resort of Lech am Arlberg, police said on Sunday.

Avalanche, storm warnings in Alps on high as heavy snowfall looms

Avalanche, storm warnings in Alps on high as heavy snowfall looms

After stormy winds brought snowdrifts to parts of Austria overnight, alpine avalanche risk monitors issued fresh warnings on Saturday.

Four tourists die in avalanche in Norway

Four tourists die in avalanche in Norway

Four tourists from Finland and Sweden were presumed dead on Friday, two days after they were feared to have been swept away by an avalanche in Norway while skiing, police said.

Avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at resort, 12 hurt

Avalanche engulfs skiers after volcano erupts at resort, 12 hurt

At least 12 people were injured, some critically, when rocks from an erupting volcano rained down on skiers at a mountain resort in central Japan on Tuesday and an avalanche soon after the eruption ...

Three climbers die, one missing on Mount Everest

Three climbers die, one missing on Mount Everest

Three climbers died on Everest over the weekend and another is missing, officials confirmed on Monday, in one of the deadliest episodes on the peak since an avalanche swept through base camp and killed 18 two years ago.

Colombia mudslides kill more than 200, sweep homes away

Colombia mudslides kill more than 200, sweep homes away

Rescuers clawed through piles of mud and twisted debris Sunday searching for survivors after violent mudslides destroyed homes in southern Colombia, killing over 200 people and injuring hundreds more.

Avalanche in Austria kills four Swiss men

Avalanche in Austria kills four Swiss men

Four Swiss men were killed when their ski touring group was swept away by an avalanche in western Austria, police in the Tyrol region said on Wednesday.