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Rockfall Video

Postby Gangolf Haub » Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:17 pm

While working on the late Cyrill's Piz Lischana page, I came across the following video. Thought I had to share this

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Re: Rockfall Video

Postby Jabberwocky » Thu Nov 29, 2012 9:47 pm

Incredible footage!

Hope there were no climbers on or below that massive fall.

If I were to witness that destruction, I'd be a bit weak in the knees on my descent.

Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Rockfall Video

Postby goldenhopper » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:17 am

Cool video about rockfalls:

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Re: Rockfall Video

Postby haha1 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:51 am

Back in the 1980's when I was a kid, I was in Yosemite and witnessed a rockfall off of El Capitan. It was nowhere as big in size as the post that initially started this discussion, but it was big enough to cause a thunderous roar and a rather large dust plume. It was an experience I'll never forget.

I also witnessed two rockfalls while hiking in the Morgan Pass area (close to Rock Creek). Scary at how it happened after I had been underneath the area about half hour before it happened.

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