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New Osprey Mutant 38 Rucksack

Osprey's new pack with a removable lid and other new features
Andy Malton | Latest Gear Reviewer | published: 2nd September 2014

This is the first in our new series of monthly latest gear reviews, bringing you the latest on what's new to market for products, equipment and clothing from the biggest and best brands.. 
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Air France to Strike 2nd August

Air France passengers warned of travel disruptions
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 30th July 2014

Air France ground staff in French airports are due to strike on Saturday 2nd of August, disrupting holidaymakers flying in and out of France.
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Fait Maison Label Comes into Effect

Alpe d'Huez restaurants to clearly state homemade foods
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 17th July 2014

Last year we reported that restaurants will be required to specify on the menu what is 'homemade' and the law came into effect on the 15th of July, just a day after the industry's often busiest day of the year - Bastille Day.
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Le Cure de France Charity Cycle Ride

An ambitious plan to cycle across France for charity
Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 9th July 2014

George Long used to work with us here at so when he said he was embarking on a bit of a bike ride for charity, tackling three of the Tour de France’s most iconic climbs; Mont Ventoux, Col du Galibier and l’Alpe d’Huez we thought are you mad?!?
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Oisans Cols Closed for Cyclists

Road closures to allow cyclists freedom from cars
Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 7th July 2014
An image of cyclists on the 21 bends of Alpe d'Huez in summer

This summer the Oisans tourist offices have decided to close certain cols and roads to allow cyclists the freedom of the roads without having to worry about other traffic.
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Planes Grounded as Air Traffic Control Strikes in France Continue

Day 2 of strike action sees lots of flights cancelled
Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 25th June 2014
a photo of a plane and the airport control tower

*Update 26th June - strike action cancelled today*
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Travel Warning for Flyers to Alpe d'Huez

Strikes likely between 24th and 29th June
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 20th June 2014
Air Traffic Control Tower

In the midst of France's longest rail strike in four years, air traffic controllers have announced strike intentions from the 24th  to the 29th of June.
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British Ski & Snowboard Alpine Squads Announced

2014-15 Season Alpine team members for Britain
Ellie Mahoney | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 13th May 2014
British Ski & Snowboard Alpine Squads Announced XXX

The BSS Delancey Senior and Under 21 Alpine Squads for next winter have been announced today.
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Mountain Passes Open

Mountain cols now open to road cyclists and day trippers
Robin Deering | Alpe d'Huez Editor | published: 8th May 2014
Mountain Passes Open in the Alps

Road bikers take note as mountain passes are opening up throughout the Alps.
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New Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner

A pear shaped carabiner with double straight gates
Katy Dartford | Guest Reporter | published: 2nd May 2014
New Grivel Twin Gate Carabiner

The new Grivel Twin Gate carabiner; an advancement or a gimmick? Grivel spokesperson, Stevie Haston says on his blog: “These carabiners represent the most interesting step in design and security that I could ever have imagined. You should probably buy one at least, to go with your belay device and/or descender.”
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