Swiss Alps - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Swiss Alps


Climate change threatens half World Heritage sites' glaciers – report

May 01, 2019 - 12:00 AM

Authors of a new study 'predict glacier extinction by 2100 under a high emission scenario in 21 of the 46 natural World Heritage sites where glaciers are currently found'

The week in photos: January 6-12, 2018

Jan 13, 2018 - 10:07 AM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Participants in the 17th Annual "No Pants Subway Ride" wait for a New York City subway train on January 7, 2018 in New York. The "No Pants Subway Ride" is an annual event started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal of which is for riders ride the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants while keeping a straight face. / AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

30 injured in train accident in Swiss Alps – police

Sep 11, 2017 - 10:14 PM

The accident happened shortly before midday as a train run by the Matterhorn Gotthard rail company attempted a maneuver at Andermatt station

Swiss couple found on glacier after 75 years buried at last

Jul 22, 2017 - 11:29 PM

The funeral is held in the church where the couple had attended mass before setting out on their trek in the Swiss Alps

FINALLY FOUND. This handout picture distributed on July 18, 2017 shows the mummified remains of a Swiss Couple who went missing 75 years ago and who were found in a glacier in the Diablerets mountains, in southern Switzerland. Glacier 3000/AFP

World's longest tunnel begins regular service in Switzerland

Dec 11, 2016 - 8:40 PM

The 57 kilometer Gotthard Base Tunnel cost over 11 2 billion euros to build

OPEN. This file photo taken on May 31, 2016 shows an Italian train making its way at the north entrance of the new Gotthard Base Tunnel, the world's longest train tunnel, on the eve of its inauguration in Erstfeld. Regular rail service through the world's longest tunnel began on December 11, 21016 carrying passengers deep under the Swiss Alps from Zurich to Lugano. The 57-kilometre (35.4-mile) new Gotthard Base Tunnel (GBT), which runs under the Alps, was first conceived in sketch-form in 1947 but construction began 17 years ago. / AFP PHOTO / FABRICE COFFRINI

Remains of two Japanese climbers found in Alps after half century

Aug 06, 2015 - 11:46 PM

The two climbers identified by the Japanese consulate in Geneva as 22 year old Michio Oikawa and 21 year old Masayuki Kobayashi go missing on August 18 1970

Valais: Scenic walks, simple pleasures

Apr 18, 2013 - 6:49 PM

The majestic mountainside town of Valais in Switzerland can make anyone an outdoor person

LAKESIDE WALKS. Lush greens and placid waters make up the scenery in Valais during summer. All photos by Ana Santos