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FAMOUS FEATURE OF EVEREST GONE

The Hillary Step, a chunk of rock which was the last challenge before reaching the summit has collapsed. See here for our rolling blog on the Everest climbing season... NEW & UPDATED


RIP SIR ROGER MOORE

The actor who as James Bond was responsible for some of the most famous skiing sequences on the silver screen has died at the age of 89. Here we look back at Bond on skis. NEW


NEWS IN BRIEF...

Former pisteur dies in avalanche while ski touring in Sainte Foy, Shaun White settles sexual harassment case, Ueli Steck memorial service to take place in Interlaken, Ski Cross Olympic medallist showing signs of improvement after brain injury + Sharp fall in US avalanche fatalities. NEW & UPDATED


SWISS VALAIS CREATES OWN CURRENCY

Complementary currencies are a growing trend in Switzerland. The latest one is the Farinet & it joins the Isenau, Léman, bitcoin and others. All are legal tender.


US SKIER NUMBERS UP

Nearly two million more people visited US resorts last winter than the previous season. That's according to figures just released. PlanetSKI has been crunching the numbers. UPDATED


WORLD'S LARGEST SKI DOME SET TO OPEN

The world's biggest indoor snow centre is on course to open in China next month. The Wanda Ski Park has six slopes & hosts 3,000 people.


THREE DEAD IN AVALANCHE IN FRANCE

Two men and a woman have died in an avalanche in the Vanoise National Park near Bonneval-sur-Arc. An investigation is underway. UPDATED


CREVASSE DANGERS

Last December Jamie Mullner fell into a crevasse in Switzerland falling 18m into a deep, icy void. A video has just been released but does it glorify the incident?


POLAR MEDAL AWARDED TO SCOTTISH SKIER

Myrtle Simpson is described as the 'mother of Scottish skiing' and has been awarded the medal by Prince William at Buckingham Palace. NEW


HUGE AVALANCHE CLOSES ICEFIELDS PARKWAY IN CANADA

The road links the ski towns of Jasper and Lake Louise and is one of the most stunning roads in Canada. The avalanche was 15m deep and 100m long.


LARGE ICEBERG STUCK

Canada's Iceberg Alley lives up to its name as the iceberg season starts. A large one becomes a tourist attraction as it remains grounded off the Newfoundland coast.


TOWING ICEBERGS

An Abu Dhabi firm is planning to tow icebergs from Antarctica to the UAE as early as 2018 to harvest them for drinking water.




POLAR MEDAL AWARDED TO SCOTTISH SKIER

HUGE AVALANCHE CLOSES ICEFIELDS PARKWAY IN CANADA

LARGE ICEBERG STUCK

TOWING ICEBERGS

UELI STECK CREMATED IN NEPAL

NEWS IN BRIEF...

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