Friday, July 8, 2011

Huge Rockfall on Mount Rainier Caught on Film

Two weeks ago 3 large ice/rock falls occurred on the upper flanks of 14,411-foot Mt. Rainier. Each sent a large volume of debris down the mountain's Nisqually Glacier, which is adjacent to the Muir Snowfield and the approach route (Disappointment Cleaver) used for climbing Mt. Rainier.

On June 25th a pair of climbers making their way up the Muir Snowfield captured this footage of one of those icefalls:


1 comment:

Assistant said...

Wow they caught that on film? Incredible.

When was this?

Thanks for sharing