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Avalanche risk: Fish mouths / glide crack avalanches

The shattering news of a large avalanche disaster on Friday 16th March 2018 in the Vallon d’Arbi, with probably 4 resulting fatalities, is an unfortunate lesson to us all of the huge potential risk of gliding snow avalanches which exists throughout the season. The latest avalanche reports for our area of Switzerland mention an increased risk …

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Avalanches in Verbier

by Mike Braun Federal Qualified Instructor.  The recent mix of heavy snowfall, rain, warm and cold temperatures has created a quite settled and favourable snowpack. However.. it is still advisable to be very cautious even if the Avalanche risk is set currently to Level 2. The current snow layers On the East, South and West …

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