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JP December 29th 03 11:33 PM

One dead in avalanche in Val D'Isere
 
A British skier has been killed in the French Alps after being swept away by
an avalanche.

Jonathan Smout, 34, was skiing off-piste at the popular winter resort of Val
D'Isere when the accident happened.

Mr Smout, who was staying at the resort of Tignes, was skiing with seven
others, including the instructor, when tragedy struck.

It is unknown if anyone else was injured in the avalanche.





PG December 30th 03 06:45 AM

One dead in avalanche in Val D'Isere
 

"JP" wrote in message
...
| A British skier has been killed in the French Alps after being swept
away by
| an avalanche.
|
| Jonathan Smout, 34, was skiing off-piste at the popular winter resort
of Val
| D'Isere when the accident happened.
|
| Mr Smout, who was staying at the resort of Tignes, was skiing with
seven
| others, including the instructor, when tragedy struck.
|
| It is unknown if anyone else was injured in the avalanche.

Off piste of course, skiing around 2,100m. There were a couple of other
avalanche victims around the same time, in La Clusaz and Val d'Isère
(Grand Vallon), as well as a lucky Brit snowboarder off piste in the
Grande Platière sector in Flaine who spent a couple of hours at the
bottom of a crevasse before being found, relatively unscathed.

It had snowed a bit Sunday night (10-20cms), temperatures staying pretty
cold all day yesterday. Up at Les Arcs yesterday I was talking to a
pisteur who was grumbling that they had been sent up at the crack of
dawn to set off a few charges, but found nothing worth shifting. No snow
since Monday morning, same cold temperatures, but this morning the
explosions have started.

Shows you can never be too careful.

Yesterday, pretty good conditions:
http://eausalee.alpesprovence.net/im...s/arcs2912.htm



The Older Gentleman December 30th 03 09:59 AM

One dead in avalanche in Val D'Isere
 
JP wrote:

A British skier has been killed in the French Alps after being swept away by
an avalanche.

Jonathan Smout, 34, was skiing off-piste at the popular winter resort of Val
D'Isere when the accident happened.

Can I have his lift pass?



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pete devlin December 30th 03 11:13 AM

One dead in avalanche in Val D'Isere
 
In message
1g6ry6x.1mvmektql96t4N%[email protected] .pipex.com, The Older
Gentleman writes
JP wrote:

A British skier has been killed in the French Alps after being swept away by
an avalanche.

Jonathan Smout, 34, was skiing off-piste at the popular winter resort of Val
D'Isere when the accident happened.

Can I have his lift pass?

You sick *******! I like your style. ;o) I suppose we all have to have a
mechanism to deal with danger or first hand experience of things that
are potentially devastating. Humour is probably the best. The sick jokes
that came out of the Lockerbie and foot and mouth incidents (attended by
several of my friends) were shocking but extremely funny. Just don't get
too blasé, respect the mountain. I'm sure a dude such as yourself didn't
require any reminding anyway. Break a leg as they say.
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The Older Gentleman December 30th 03 12:16 PM

One dead in avalanche in Val D'Isere
 
pete devlin wrote:

In message
1g6ry6x.1mvmektql96t4N%[email protected] .pipex.com, The Older
Gentleman writes
JP wrote:

A British skier has been killed in the French Alps after being swept
away by an avalanche.

Jonathan Smout, 34, was skiing off-piste at the popular winter resort
of Val D'Isere when the accident happened.

Can I have his lift pass?

You sick *******! I like your style. ;o) I suppose we all have to have a
mechanism to deal with danger or first hand experience of things that
are potentially devastating. Humour is probably the best.


If you ride a motorcycle (as several posters here do), you adopt this
attitude early on.



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