by Arjen on 10 July 2015
In the category 'return to sender', there's a recall on backpacks with the Jetforce technology. This relatively new airbag does not work with cylinders which are under high pressure (like ABS and Mammut), but with a battery which drives a fan. Read more about the Jetforce airbag here. Anyway, if you have one in yourself now it's time to send it back.
by Arjen on 10 June 2015
Everyone has already seen the video of the white rabbit in the avalanche. Not yet? Well, you're one of the few, but if you missed it, it is about a rabbit who tries (and pretty successful actually) not to be buried by the avalanche chasing DCP. Of course it looks hilarious, but hey, riding of bounds is full of risks and the rabbit makes plenty of (basic) mistakes.
by meteomorris on 4 June 2015
May was pretty extraordinary with lots of snowfall in the Alps and Scandinavia. We saw pictures with snow deep into the valleys on a regular basis. The images shot in Norway this week however... Wow... They make me forget about summer. Winter is back!
Deep snowed in lift in Fonna
by meteomorris on 23 April 2015
It's late April, summer is well on its way and it felt like Spring in the Alps the last couple of days. A lot of resorts already closed their lifts for the season. But there's more snow on its way. Wax up... there's snow coming for the higher alpine. There aren't that much lifts open anymore, but some resorts still have their lifts running.
by GerkeDeekens on 23 April 2015
It snowed the days before Easter, and then it snowed some more... We finished our workweek and woke up with sunschine shining through the windows. It's a nice feeling driving up to the glacier Kitzsteinhorn with the colleagues knowing it could be 'one of those days'. Stefan Wallner was so kind to bring his photocamera so beside good memories we also have nice photos.
by meteomorris on 22 April 2015
Unknown to most, Mount Emilius is the mountain that overlooks the city of Aosta. In 2013 Julien "Pica" Herry and I skied the North Face of Becca di Nona and on that occasion we couldn't help but notice the huge north face of Emilius. Making a complete ascent of this frightening face seemed like an immense dream, and finding the right conditions seemed like something even bigger still.
by meteomorris on 16 April 2015
After a week with high temperatures in the Alps colder air is finally coming in on Friday. But this invasion is extremely difficult. Now, at the time of writing, it is still summer in the Alps and really cold air is still at least 1000 kilometers north of the Alps. A painfully slow cold front will only reach the Alps in the night from Friday to Saturday and the temperature will drop slowly. Before that, it will rain for 24 hours up to high altitude.Cold front coming in from the north
by meteomorris on 2 April 2015
Bregenzerwald (via de reports)
Winter is back! The real hurricane winds are pretty much gone, but there still is a strong wind in the mountains. Between Wednesday and today it snowed heavily and it will keep on snowing intense in eastern Switzerland and areas in Austria and Bavaria until tomorrow morning. I'm pretty afraid what will happen on Friday. The sun will come out on Friday and there won't be that much wind. Do not be tempted to ride in the high alpine. The wind has been transporting snow since Monday, creating massive amounts of wind-drift snow that sits on top of cohesion-less snow in some places. For the layman pretty impossible to recognize and even for experts pretty hard to judge. Complete faces are filled with boobie traps that await the first avalanche dummies. Some quotes from the avalanche bulletins in Austria:
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