On Sunday the famous Montenvers train that leaves from Chamonix center and heads up the icy Mer De Glace derailed. Fortunately, no one was hurt and a backup train arrived to take the passengers back down to the valley floor. After an investigation, officials are claiming there was no technical issue with the train and the derailment is likely as […]
A recent analysis of avalanche fatalities on the worlds highest peaks suggests that 75% of those fatalities were the result of poor decision making and forecasting. The Himalayas hold every peak on Earth over 7,000 (23,000 ft) meters including 14 over 8,000 meters. Obviously, above 8,000 meters (26,000 ft), the “death zone”, mountaineers becomes very dangerous.