As a result of extremely warm temperatures in Italy's mountainous regions, authorities have cancelled summer skiing in the resort of Stelvio Pass, near the Swiss border. The glacier where the sport normally takes place is fast disappearing.
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
Seventy five years after an ill-fated cow-feeding mission, the mummified corpses of a couple have been found in Switzerland. As the glacier retreats further, more bodies could be uncovered.
The small ski resort of Frabosa Soprana nestles in the foothills of Italy’s Maritime Alps. It's particularly popular with locals and boasts typical Italian flair, good food and good wines.
The late-season avalanche hit the cross-country skiers as they walked up towards a summit. It is unclear how the snow became dislodged and swept them away.
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