French Alps

French Alps Murders Are Still A Mystery 5 Years On Admit Police

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 05.09.2017 | UK

Investigators have admitted they still have no idea why a British engineer and his family came to be gunned down during a holiday in the picturesque F...

Avalanche At Popular French Ski Resort Leaves At Least Four Dead

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK

At least four people have been killed and five others are missing following an avalanche in the French Alps on Monday. Emergency services are searchin...

Oxford Student Skier Could Have Been Killed By Bodybuilding Drugs And Alcohol

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 07.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education

An Oxford student found dead at the start of a university skiing trip in the French Alps could have been killed by a combination of bodybuilding drugs...

Reaching The Summit Of Mont Blanc, With No Mountaineering Experience

The Tempest Two | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Tempest Two

The reason we took on Mont Blanc, was to show that ordinary people can go and take on these challenges. We could have easily come back down and said it was easy, a walk in the park. But what is the point of that?

Tributes Paid To 'Lovely Lady' Killed In French Alps Skiing Accident

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK

Tributes have been paid to a caring mother and dedicated volunteer who died on a ski slope in the French Alps. Anne Clayton, 54, was on holiday wit...

Teacher Faces Probe After Students Swept To Their Death In Alps Avalanche

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Huffington Post Staff | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK

A French official says that some high school students swept away by a deadly avalanche in the Alps may have skied ahead of their teacher. Jean-Paul...

Three Dead After Avalanche Hits School Group In French Alps

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK

At least three people have died, including two students, after an avalanche struck a school group of 19 in the French Alps on Wednesday. Two of th...

Germanwings Co-Pilot 'Rehearsed' Suicide Crash On Earlier Flight

PA | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK

The Germanwings co-pilot thought to have deliberately caused the French Alps plane disaster "rehearsed" his plan on an earlier flight on the day of th...

How to Book a Last Minute Family Christmas Getaway

William Gray | Posted 31.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Christmas is coming, but it's not too late to wrap up a festive break for family and friends. If you can't face the thought of party hats and board games with the in-laws, how about getting away for a last-minute holiday.

Planet Appetite: Walking on Thin Ice in Chamonix, France

Rupert Parker | Posted 27.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The Alps in winter are not just for skiing but also for hiking but you need special gear for glaciers and also great courage.

Just How Outdoorsy Is London?

Will Ross | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Will Ross

It's 8pm on a Thursday night and on the ninth floor of 207 Old Street, the Jaeger bombs have just started to drop. This 'Street to Peak' fixture is one of kind, held in the clouds at one of London's newest tech spaces to exhibit several successful outdoors startups.

Is This the Sportiest Resort in the Alps?

William Gray | Posted 04.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Gray

Anyone familiar with Wii Sports Resort will instantly feel at home in Tignes. The French alpine resort could almost have been the inspiration for the video game where just about every sport and leisure activity is available in one purpose-built, picture-perfect resort.

Schumacher's Condition 'Hasn't Changed,' Says Manager

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2014 | UK Sport

Michael Schumacher's condition has not changed, his manager Sabine Kehm has confirmed. Schumacher has been in a coma since a skiing accident in the...

French Alps Murder: Former Police Officer Arrested 'Suspected Of Arms Trafficking'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.02.2014 | UK

A former police officer arrested in connection with the killing of a British engineer and his family is suspected of arms trafficking, French investig...

Not Enough Evidence To Charge Brother Of French Shooting Victims

PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

The brother of a British engineer who was shot dead in the French Alps has been released from police bail. Zaid al-Hilli, who was accused of orches...

Recorded Phone Calls Offer Clues In French Alps Murders

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK

Investigators have gleaned vital clues from recordings of phone calls made by one of the four victims of a brutal gun murder in France. British eng...

French Alps Shooting One Year On

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.09.2013 | UK

British police have travelled to France for the first anniversary of the murder of an engineer who was shot dead with his wife and mother-in-law. S...

Family To Care For Children Of Alps Murder Victims

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.07.2013 | UK

Two sisters orphaned when their parents and grandmother were shot dead while on holiday in the French Alps nine months ago can be brought up by relati...

British Driver Killed In French Alps Crash Named

PA | Posted 17.04.2013 | UK

A bus driver who died after a coach carrying ski resort staff crashed in the French Alps has today been named. Maurice Wrightson, 64, who worked fo...

British Hiker And Son Killed In Cliff Fall Named

PA | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

A father and son who fell to their deaths in a "tragic accident" on a hiking trip in the French Alps were named on Sunday night. The bodies of Pete...

British Hiker And Son Killed In French Alps Fall

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK

A British man and his 12-year-old son have been killed on a hiking trip in the French Alps. The 48-year-old man called for help at 2pm local time o...

Highway to the Danger Zone: 48 Hours in Tignes, France

Brandon Hartley | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brandon Hartley

I'm in a rumbling SUV on an icy highway somewhere in the French Alps. Margot, a pig-tailed PR rep, is behind the wheel. She navigates a series of high-elevation twists and turns like a veteran fighter pilot.

British Student In Snowboarding Accident Dies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

A British student involved in a snowboarding accident in the French Alps has died. Emily Watts, known as Mimi, fell headfirst into a snowdrift and ...

Snowboarder Critically Injured In Chamonix Alps Accident

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

An young snowboarder who crashed into a snowdrift on the first day of the season is in need of a "miracle", her devastated family said. British st...

Did Family Shot In French Alps Have Links To Saddam Hussein?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 28.10.2012 | UK

The British family shot in the French Alps last month may have had links to ex-Iraqi dictator, Saddam Hussein. Saad Al-Hilli, 50, was gunned down ...