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19 June 2023
Based on aerial laser scanning, the volume of the 11 June 2023 Flüchthorn rock avalanche is estimated at 1 million cubic metres.
12 June 2023
On 11 June 2023 a large rock avalanche occurred on the southern flank of Flüchthorn in the Austrian Alps. The runout distance was about 2 km.
27 February 2023
Kandersteg: a massive rock slope failure in Switzerland caught on video. Fortunately, the collapse had been anticipated through monitoring
15 April 2019
On 18th March 2019, late in the night, a spectacular 250,000 cubic metre rockslide occurred at Flüela Wisshorn in the Swiss Alps
30 August 2017
Planet Labs satellite imagery is now available showing the aftermath of the Pizzo Cengalo rock avalanche in Switzerland, which killed eight people
5 October 2016
A major post-glacial rockslide is developing on the flanks of the Moosfluh above the Aletsch Glacier in Canton du Valais in Swizerland
18 June 2016
In a recent paper, Temme (2015) has used descriptions of rockfall risk in Alpine climbing guides to examine the effects of climate change on the degradation of permafrost and the resulting increased occurrence of rockfalls.
17 March 2016
On Monday night the Val Strem rockslide thundered off the Cuolm is da Vinci in Switzerland. This dramatic rockslide travelled about 1 km down the valley
29 August 2015
On Thursday a significant rockfall occurred on the Tour Ronde in the Mont Blanc region. It was captured in a dramatic video by Gianluca Marra, a local climbing guide
27 June 2015
In the Alps a progressively failing landslide on the banks of the Lac du Chambon has required a change to the route of a famous stage of the Tour de France