22 March 2022
Scud Glacier: images of the 2020 rock avalanche in British Columbia
Loyal reader Brian Rottenfusser has very kindly sent me two images of a rock avalanche that occurred on the Scud Glacier near to Telegraph Creek in British Columbia in Canada. The images were taken by Bob MacDonald, who has given permission for me to publish them. The images were taken on 16 September 2020, although the landslide probably occurred some months earlier.
The first shows a rather beautiful rock avalanche deposit on the surface of the Scud Glacier:-
Note the symmetric shape of the deposit, with some enhanced mobility on the debris bands (this might be topographically driven). The track of the rock avalanche is visible down the gully.
The second image provides a perspective view from a greater distance:-
Whilst I haven’t heard much about this event, Alexandre Bevington tweeted some satellite images of it in June of last year.