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Apartment-sized boulders cascade in a sudden landslide at Rocky Mountains National Park in Colorado.

The rockslide was reported on the south shoulder of Hallett Peak in RMNP
Posted at 12:18 PM, Jun 29, 2022 band last updated 5:18 PM, Jun 30, 2022 Snip / Video
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — As the group of four men ran down the rocky southern shoulder of Hallett Peak on Tuesday afternoon in their climbing shoes, they looked back to see rocks the size of an apartment crushing where they had been climbing a few minutes earlier.Jeremy Fullerton, 31, of Boulder and his three friends — William Mondragon, Levi Van Weddingen, and

Mike Vice — climb in Rocky Mountain National Park often. Fullerton said he enjoys bouldering around Hallett Peak and its Upper Chaos Canyon. He's visited that area roughly 40 to 50 times a year since he moved to Colorado nine years ago.

The friends would lug large foam mats up the slopes and climb up giant boulders that previously fell off the mountain. At the end of an attempt, they simply let go and fall on the mat.For the average national park visitor, Hallett Peak may be more familiar from its eastern face, which looms above the west side of Dream Lake (the left side when reaching the lake from the Bear Lake Trailhead).

"So yeah, we were just out for a normal day of climbing and then it kind of got a little crazy obviously, with all the rockfall that happened," Fullerton said.

Every year, the area goes through a freeze-thaw period as snow melts off the cliffs. He said it's not uncommon to see large rocks — sometimes the size of cars or even houses — fall off that shoulder of Hallett Peak a couple times a day.

On Tuesday afternoon, they saw that the rocks were a bit more "active" than normal, he said. They had even paused a few times throughout the day to watch the rockfall from a safe distance.

Around 4:30 p.m., Fullerton took a turn climbing a boulder in a cave as his friend Mondragon took a video. Fullerton's three friends were quiet — which is custom in climbing — as he carefully navigated the rock.

"But my friend Mike and Levi were outside of the cave, and they just start screaming and being like, 'Oh my God, the top just fell off.' And just like freaking out," Fullerton said.

Fullerton let go of the boulder and fell on his mat.

"We ran outside the cave and sure enough, within five minutes, we were essentially running for our lives away from the rockfall area because if we stayed where I was just climbing five minutes ago, we would have died for sure," he said.

They abandoned their gear and ran downhill in climbing shoes.

The rockslide was reported on the south shoulder of Hallett Peak in RMNP

Every year, the area goes through a freeze-thaw period as snow melts off the cliffs. He said it's not uncommon to see large rocks — sometimes the size of cars or even houses — fall off that shoulder of Hallett Peak a couple times a day.

On Tuesday afternoon, they saw that the rocks were a bit more "active" than normal, he said. They had even paused a few times throughout the day to watch the rockfall from a safe distance.

Around 4:30 p.m., Fullerton took a turn climbing a boulder in a cave as his friend Mondragon took a video. Fullerton's three friends were quiet — which is custom in climbing — as he carefully navigated the rock.

"But my friend Mike and Levi were outside of the cave, and they just start screaming and being like, 'Oh my God, the top just fell off.' And just like freaking out," Fullerton said.

Fullerton let go of the boulder and fell on his mat.

"We ran outside the cave and sure enough, within five minutes, we were essentially running for our lives away from the rockfall area because if we stayed where I was just climbing five minutes ago, we would have died for sure," he said.

Hmm... 🤔 Chaos Canyon.


 

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Landslide in Peru: the moment when a hill collapses and buries 150 houses

According to what has been announced by the authorities, so far it is not known if there are any victims

Defense Minister Jose Gavidia told public television in the evening that the fall of large masses of earth occurred around 18:00 local time in the remote town of Chavin de Huantar, located more than 270 kilometers northeast of the capital.

"The initial report we have is of at least 150 homes affected. It is dark and we have sent the first brigades,'' he said, adding that more than 50 soldiers have already been sent to the site to help in the removal of debris around the Cruz de Shallapa hill.

#Peru: Panic and despair after the landslide of the Cruz de #Shallapa hill in Chavín de Huántar, in #Áncash. Preliminary reports indicate that more than 150 homes were buried...
 

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In Northern Italy, a sudden glacier gave way due to warmer temperatures in #Marmolada

A section of the Alpine glacier of the #Marmolada ( #Italie ) broke off this afternoon. The provisional toll reports at least 5 dead and 8 wounded.

India in the Batseri, Kinnauri district

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Videos from South Garo Hills... Rain is just the trigger. If you notice the trees are mostly #Plantation trees, Betel Nut... Once these hills were thickly covered with multi species trees.
 
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