A heavy rock fall occurred at the Arête des Cosmiques on the Mont Blanc massif earlier this week. Several rope teams on the south face of the Aiguille du Midi witnessed the massive rock avalanche. Climber Nick Lozica even captured the event on camera.
The effects of climate change can be felt more and more often in the mountains. This year's hot summer continued to affect the permafrost, with direct consequences: On Monday, on the French side of the Mont Blanc massif an der Arête des Cosmiques a gigantic rock fall. Boulders, some of the size of houses, thundered onto the glacier.
Video: Massive rock fall at the Arête des Cosmiques in the Mont Blanc massif
A few days earlier, on August 25th, a landslide in the Mont Blanc massif destroyed it Alberico Borgna bivouac on the southeast ridge of Mount Cursed. According to information from the Aosta Valley alpine rescue service, the avalanche was near the Col de la Fourche broke loose at around 3680 meters altitude.
Video: Bird's eye view of the collapse site of the Alberico Borgna bivouac
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Credits: Cover picture Nick Lozica