Hot weather weekend brings about a number of tragedies across country

Hot weather weekend brings about a number of tragedies across country

Aug. 10, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
The hot weekend weather brought thousands out to enjoy the lakes and mountains – but some never made it home.&n...
Man found 160m from holiday home in Ticino after 8 day search

Man found 160m from holiday home in Ticino after 8 day search

July 13, 2020, 8:50 a.m.
A Geneva man has been found in Ticino after being lost in the mountains for 8 days. 
Sister of former SVP leader dies walking in mountains

Sister of former SVP leader dies walking in mountains

April 28, 2020, 9:55 a.m.
The younger sister of the prominent Swiss politician Christoph Blocher has died while walking in the mountains. 
People with second homes asked not to spend weekends there

People with second homes asked not to spend weekends there

March 20, 2020, 9:16 a.m.
People with two homes in Switzerland have been asked not to move to the the second one - for example in the alps.&nbs...
Paraglider dies after crashing into building in Jura

Paraglider dies after crashing into building in Jura

Feb. 25, 2020, 10:03 a.m.
A paraglider has died after crashing into a building in the Bernese Jura. 
Elderly man dies snow-shoeing

Elderly man dies snow-shoeing

Feb. 21, 2020, 9:37 a.m.
An elderly man has died while snow-shoeing in Graubünden. 
Boulder hurtles towards Graub√ľnden neighbourhood

Boulder hurtles towards Graub√ľnden neighbourhood

Aug. 15, 2019, 9:59 a.m.
The village of Brienz in Graubünden had a narrow escape when a boulder weighing around 100 tonnes rolled across ...
Four people die in the Alps over weekend

Four people die in the Alps over weekend

Aug. 5, 2019, 9:13 a.m.
It’s been a deadly weekend in the mountains. 
Avalanche buries three cars in canton Uri

Avalanche buries three cars in canton Uri

Jan. 14, 2019, 8:38 a.m.
An avalanche in canton Uri buried three cars yesterday afternoon. 
Rural kids have better motor skills that urban kids

Rural kids have better motor skills that urban kids

Nov. 21, 2018, 9:11 a.m.
Kids that grow up in the country have better motor and coordination skills than those in the city.
Rain and snow to end drought this weekend

Rain and snow to end drought this weekend

Oct. 26, 2018, 8:55 a.m.
Winter will arrive sharply this weekend.
Glaciers shrinking after warmest summer season ever

Glaciers shrinking after warmest summer season ever

Oct. 17, 2018, 9:40 a.m.
The long hot summer may have been good news for sun worshippers – but it’s been bad news for the country&...
Climbers warned of likely rockfalls

Climbers warned of likely rockfalls

Oct. 9, 2018, 9:15 a.m.
The government is warning there could be rockfalls in the mountains and climbers are being urged to take care.
Hot weather partly to blame for mountain, lake and river deaths

Hot weather partly to blame for mountain, lake and river deaths

Aug. 10, 2018, 9:55 a.m.
Since the end of July, at least 12 people have died in the mountains or in lakes and rivers, deaths that have been bl...
Violent thunderstorms batter many parts of Switzerland

Violent thunderstorms batter many parts of Switzerland

July 16, 2018, 8:57 a.m.
The stormy front struck the Jura with full force, leading to heavy rainfall and hailstorms.
Cars swept away by avalanche

Cars swept away by avalanche

May 22, 2018, 5:59 a.m.
Three people have been airlifted to hospital after their cars were swept away by an avalanche on top of the Klausen P...
Colour code warnings for new hiking maps

Colour code warnings for new hiking maps

May 18, 2018, 6:37 a.m.
If you like being in the mountains in the summer and winter- make sure you know your color codes. New hiking maps hav...
Watch out for spring avalanches

Watch out for spring avalanches

April 24, 2018, 7:54 a.m.
Anyone thinking of heading up to the mountains over the next few days are being urged to take extra precautions as th...
Steck public memorial to be held in Interlaken

Steck public memorial to be held in Interlaken

May 18, 2017, 6:36 a.m.
There will be a public memorial to the Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck next week in Interlaken, says his family.
Swiss mountaineer to be buried in Nepal

Swiss mountaineer to be buried in Nepal

May 1, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
The Swiss extreme mountaineer, Ueli Steck, will be buried in Nepal. His family says he had many friends in the Him...
Lauterbrunnen will not ban wingsuit flying

Lauterbrunnen will not ban wingsuit flying

Oct. 14, 2016, 7:28 a.m.
Despite Chamonix banning wingsuit jumping last week, authorities in Switzerland's mecca of the sport, Lauterbrunnen (...
World Nature Forum opens this weekend at Swiss UNESCO site

World Nature Forum opens this weekend at Swiss UNESCO site

Sept. 23, 2016, 11:08 a.m.
The "World Nature Forum " in Valais opens this weekend as the base of the UNESCO World Heritage Swiss Alps ...
Swiss Alpine Club hold 1st ever open day at iconic mountain cabins

Swiss Alpine Club hold 1st ever open day at iconic mountain cabins

Sept. 1, 2016, 1:40 p.m.
The doors of some of Switzerland's most iconic mountain cabins will be thrown open to the public from tomorrow. The ...
Mountaineers die in Valais Alps

Mountaineers die in Valais Alps

Aug. 29, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
Three Swiss mountaineers have died after a snow cornice collapsed on Sunday morning near Switzerland's highest peak. ...
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