The recent death of a skier while hiking on the Alsatian side of Hohneck reminded us of how dangerous and serious avalanches can be. Unfortunately, in this sector of the Vosges, this is not the first time that such a tragedy has occurred. The Jura massif has also suffered damage in the past. Can this physical and unpredictable phenomenon occur anywhere? What triggers it and how can we protect ourselves from it? Here are five things to know about avalanches before heading back to the mountains.
By Stéphane CUNY – 05:00 – Reading time: