In the headlines this week there was an avalanche in the french Alps that killed two British mountain climbers. John Taylor and Steve Barber were among nine people killed on Mont Maudit, near Chamonix, on Thursday.
It is believed they were from Upper Poppleton, near York, and were climbing to raise money for a local hospice.
A third Briton killed in the avalanche was named on Thursday evening as experienced climber Roger Payne, who had been working as a mountain guide.
Mr Payne, originally from Hammersmith, was a former general secretary of the British Mountaineering Council (BMC).
The trio had been part of a 28-strong group traversing Mont Maudit before dawn in an attempt to reach the summit of Mont Blanc.
According to the Prefecture de la Haute-Savoie, two people from Spain, three Germans and one Swiss were the others killed in the avalanche.
A church service is to be held in Chamonix on Saturday in memory of the dead climbers, French Interior Minister Manuel Valls said.
My thoughts go out to the friends and family of these two brave souls who died on the mountainside.
Hey All, Just a quick post really to show you all my most common iPhone apps. one of the
one of the most common apps that I use is Facebook and twitter, if you are in anyway a social network freak like me than these two apps will satisfy your needs. I also like checking in using foursquare as my friends use it and it makes life a little easier when organising events and activities. It would be a shame to let the 5 mega-pixel camera go to waste on the iPhone so if you like to post pictures straight to the web then Instagram is your answer. Because although Facebook and Twitter can upload photo’s, Instagram can upload to Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Flickr and Tumblr. I’m not a huge Tumblr fan but I like the easy to use UI of Instagram, I’m a heavy Flickr user so I can post my photo’s to 3/4 places with one click. the WordPress app is self explanatory i use it to manage my blogs away from home. although there are limited style options you can still upload pictures, videos and get to your WordPress Jetpack Statistics. I like to read the news a fair bit so the BBC News app along with the Sky News app keep me up to date with the goings on. I’m a keen walker so i tend to keep an eye on the weather with the Met Office app nice simple easy and uses your current position to give you accurate weather readings.