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French Alps

Avalanche In French Alps Hits School Group, Kills At Least 1

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 01.13.2016 | World

LYON, Jan 13 (Reuters) - At least three people were killed and more were gravely injured when an avalanche hit a school group and other skiers on a c...

Germanwings Pilot Contacted Dozens Of Doctors Ahead Of Disaster

AP | Posted 06.05.2015 | World

MARSEILLE, France (AP) — A state prosecutor says a co-pilot with a history of depression who crashed a Germanwings airliner into the French Alps had...

Let's Stamp Out Stigma

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 06.17.2015 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

To scapegoat and stigmatize people with psychological problems may discourage them from seeking treatment and result in a backlash including the occurrence of an increased incidence of violent episodes.

Audio Shows Germanwings Pilot Was Locked Out Of Cockpit

AP | Greg Keller & Elaine Ganley | Posted 03.26.2015 | World

PARIS (AP) — An official with knowledge of the audio recordings from the Germanwings flight that crashed in the Alps says one of the pilots apparent...

8 Hot Tubs in Cool Places

Joy Pecknold | Posted 01.04.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

Baby, it's getting colder outside, but that's nothing a little hot tub can't fix. There's no shortage of pools and Jacuzzis to be found around the globe, but for those in search of more spectacular ones -- be it en suite or under the stars -- this is your list.

Movie Review: Force Majeure Who Are You, Exactly?

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.24.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Everyone, at some point, wonders how they would react to a split-second emergency. Fight or flight? Leap into action or race for the exit? Or simply crumble?

You Can't Beat These Views

Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

Aiguille du Midi has long been a destination for travelers exploring the Mont Blanc region of the French Alps. It's viewing platform and cafe, accessi...

Chamois vs. Avalanche: Sweet Victory In The French Alps

Posted 01.25.2014 | Green

As if chamois don't have enough threats -- hunting, poaching and habitat loss -- they also face the impending doom of avalanches. French spectators...

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

minube | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

minube | Posted 11.06.2013 | Travel

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season

Motorcyclist Sought In French Alps Killing Case

AP | Posted 11.04.2013 | World

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — Police investigating the murder of a British man killed along with three other people in the French Alps have released an im...

When the CEO Sets the Tone for Transformation in Business

Vivian Norris | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Vivian Norris

Lole in Paris, in Canada and elsewhere, holds what are called "meet-ups," or events to which they invite yogis, meditation and massage therapists to their atelier stores -- which double as relaxation spaces.

Girl Who Survived Alps Killings To Return Home

AP | DAVID STRINGER | Posted 09.14.2012 | World

LONDON -- A 7-year-old girl who survived the grisly shooting in the French Alps that killed her parents and grandmother left a French hospital Friday ...

New Leads In French Alps Massacre Mystery

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 11.12.2012 | World

ANNECY, France — Investigators are pursuing three leads in the killings of a British-Iraqi couple and two other people in the French Alps, but t...

New Details Emerge Of Grisly Alps Shooting

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.07.2012 | World

ANNECY, France — The brother of an Iraqi-born British man shot dead in the French Alps with his wife and two other people came forward to Britis...

4-Year-Old Spent 8 Hours Beneath Dead Bodies In French Alps

AP | JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 11.06.2012 | World

ANNECY, France — For at least eight hours, the 4-year-old girl lay motionless, frightened and alone, hiding under her dead mother's skirt on the...

Giffords, Husband Visit French Alps

Reuters | Posted 09.22.2012 | Politics

CHAMONIX, France, July 23 (Reuters) - Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, still recovering from wounds after being shot last year, trav...

Survivors Tell Horrific Details Of Deadly Avalanche

AP | JOHN HEILPRIN | Posted 09.12.2012 | World

CHAMONIX, France — Climbers who survived the massive avalanche in the French Alps that killed nine of their colleagues said Friday they were tos...

Hiker Discovers 6 Bodies In French Alps

Posted 08.26.2011 | World

A British hiker traveling through the French Alps discovered six bodies on Sunday, according to officials. The corpses were found at a very steep s...

Grandmother With Alzheimer's Survives 1 Week In Alps On Biscuits And Rainwater

Mail Online | Peter Allen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A grandmother survived for a week on rainwater and two biscuits after falling down a mountain gully. ...

Chilling PHOTOS Of Nazi Collaborators Facing The Firing Squad

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Just days after Paris was famously liberated from German control in 1944, LIFE photographer Carl Mydans and correspondent John Osborne were eyewitnes...

Life and Death in the French Alps

Christoph A. Geiseler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Christoph A. Geiseler

In villages like Chamonix, mountain guides devote their lives to conquering new peaks and helping clients become heroes in their own minds. These guides grow up watching their relatives and neighbors scale incredible mountains.