FYI - Rainier, Nisqually rockfall

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FYI - Rainier, Nisqually rockfall

Postby CAF » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:00 pm

Check out this latest post by the Rainier climbing rangers.http://mountrainierclimbing.blogspot.com/
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Postby CAF » Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:24 pm

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Postby CAF » Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:30 am

And yet another video, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzRhLs5GkYs, this one with good close-ups showing the size and amount of rock and ice debris. All those who have been on this side of the mountain will appreciate the true scale of this slide.
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Re: FYI - Rainier, Nisqually rockfall

Postby Doug Shaw » Tue Jun 28, 2011 7:28 am

Wow, those are some impressive forces at work. The third link really highlights the nature of the event much more than the first two. Thanks for linking to it.
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Re: FYI - Rainier, Nisqually rockfall

Postby JonW » Tue Jun 28, 2011 10:56 am

I was on Gib Ledges on 6/24 and heard a few medium size slides, but we were down to Paradise before this one ripped. We almost did the Kautz instead, but man, we lucked out with choosing Gib Ledges.

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