Tuesday, January 11, 2011

4 died in avalanche at Pointe Nord du Grand Vallon

Four persons were killed this morning in an avalanche in the north point of Grand Vallon a region of Val d'Isere slope. The avalanche went down the whole slope to stop at the bottom of the Isère valley in which rises a few hundred meters upstream from this location. A group of 6 skiers with a guide from ski school was were caught by the avalanche and they were carried away over a kilometer over a height difference of about 750 meters.
More details on Vallon avalanche tragedy... 


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