Winter in the Alps started late this season, just like the previous two winters. We have been warning for some time for a very unstable snow cover due to the old weak layers in the snowpack. To give you a bit of an idea of where and when the fatal avalanches have taken place, we created the map below for you. We also share a sheet with you where you can have a look at the details of the accidents. Hopefully we can all learn a bit from those accidents...
You can get access to the sheet with all the fatal avalanche accidents so far this season by clicking on this link. You can see the location, date, the avalanche danger, altitude, exposition, inclination, the number of victims, activity and a link to more news about the avalanche.
If we have a look at the statistics, a number of things are pretty interesting:
The Alps still have to deal with an unstable snow cover. Please, keep asking yourself the following questions:
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