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Deadly extreme sports weekend in French Alps

Lyon - Five people died in a deadly weekend for extreme sports in the French Alps that claimed the lives of two climbers, a paraglider, a hanglider and a wingsuit jumper.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Fire in French ski apartments forces evacuations (video)

A blaze tore through the fifth floor of an apartment building at the Val d'Isère ski resort in the French Alps on Monday, forcing the evacuation of dozens of apartments. According to reports, some residents jumped from the windows to escape the flames.

Snow artist Simon Beck paints with his feet in French Alps

Former orienteering mapmaker Simon Beck bought an apartment in Savoie in 2004 and discovered a new passion: painting snow art with his feet. His canvasses lie in the snowfields of Les Arcs where his landscapes are inevitably purchased by Mother Nature.

Climber finds six bodies in French Alps

The bodies of six mountaineers were found in the French Alps, roped together in groups of three, by a British climber on Sunday morning.

Avalanches Claim Seven lives in Italy

Seven people have perished in a series of deadly avalanches in the Alps according to Italian emergency service officials.

Nude German hikers heading for Alps would be fined for indecency

Hoards of nude German ramblers, who recently went for hiking Alps, have been warned by Swiss authority to put their clothes on in the upcoming spring if they do not wish to face fines under new legislation.

Man Flies Over Alps With Jet Pack

Flying over the Alps with four model airplane engines and a single wing was a demonstration of the jet pack developed by Yves Rossy.

Worlds largest tunnel takes the shape under swiss alps

For centuries, the Alps have served as a natural trade barrier between northern and southern Europe.

No More Glaciers in the Alps by 2050

Climate experts predict they will soon be a thing of the past.

Alps Are Warmest in 1,300 Years

Europe's Alpine region is going through its warmest period in 1,300 years, the head of an extensive climate study said Tuesday.

The Alps offer a surprising variety of holiday activities

MUNICH (dpa) - For many tourists, a mountain holiday turns into a test of personal endurance limits - three peaks in eight hours and the stamps from as many new lodges as possible in their hiking-pass in the evening. But others are content only to s...

Mountaineering Madness Grips Climbers In The Himalayas

KATHMANDU(dpa) - The spring climbing season in Nepal's Himalayan mountains is in full swing, and mountain madness has struck trekkers from all over the world to set new records and achieve new heights.Nepal's spring climbing season - from March to the ...

Skiing Through The Gates Of The Sun, Winter Sports In Port Du Soleil

MORGINS, SWITZERLAND (dpa) - You only need one ski pass to glide in soft snow through the Portes du Soleil (the gates of the sun), the largest ski area in Europe, consisting of 14 winter sports resorts in Switzerland and France. Just one pass will g...

Catch The Mobile Distillery In Alpine France

SAMOENS (dpa) - When the mobile distillery passes through the villages of the Giffre Valley in southeastern France the roads are impassable. Customers hurry out of the farmhouses with barrels full of soaked pears and apples. It takes the travelling ...
 

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The Gotthard Base Tunnel goes deep under the Alps and is the longest railway tunnel in the world.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel goes deep under the Alps and is the longest railway tunnel in the world.
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JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
JETLINER: A Germanwings Airbus jetliner lands in Dusseldorf in 2012.
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Bachalpsee flowers in the morning  Bernese Alps. Mountainous areas are among the most pristine envir...
Bachalpsee flowers in the morning, Bernese Alps. Mountainous areas are among the most pristine environments on Earth
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Skiing north-west in the direction of France s St-Martin-de-Belleville  beyond the Crêtes restauran...
Skiing north-west in the direction of France's St-Martin-de-Belleville, beyond the Crêtes restaurant, from the Tougnete summit
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Hannibal was the leader of the Carthaginian army during the Second Punic War with Rome (218-201 BC).
Hannibal was the leader of the Carthaginian army during the Second Punic War with Rome (218-201 BC).
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A look down the tunnel.
A look down the tunnel.
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The Gotthard Base Tunnel is opening on June 1  2016.
The Gotthard Base Tunnel is opening on June 1, 2016.
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The boring drill is the length of four football fields.
The boring drill is the length of four football fields.
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The research team working at the site of the  mass animal deposition.
The research team working at the site of the "mass animal deposition."
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