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Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby tmathews » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:42 am

:shock:


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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby Kojones » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:46 am

I wonder if anybody yelled "ROCK!" :shock: :shock:

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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby Rockymtnhigh69 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:02 pm

Yikes! I am guessing no one got caught up in that.. Scary stuff. :shock:
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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby jimlup » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:01 pm

Wow is that just East of Nisqually?
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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby RocksAreNeat » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:06 pm

jimlup wrote:Wow is that just East of Nisqually?


Yep, the video was taken from the route to Muir and the rockfall is on the Nisqually. Here's the blog post about it:

http://mountrainierclimbing.blogspot.com/2011/06/large-rock-avalanches-on-nisqually.html

Sounds like the rock slid from about 11k to 7800 feet. :shock:

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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby Doug Shaw » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:12 pm

Terry, Terry, Terry. You're always so quick to chide others for duplicate posts and resurrecting old threads...

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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby lordhelmut » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:41 pm

How could you miss that Terry? Get with the program.

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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby tmathews » Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:50 pm

lordhelmut wrote:How could you miss that Terry? Get with the program.


I know, I know. I'm slacking. Sorry about that! :mrgreen:

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Re: Video of huge rockfall on Rainier

Postby Coniferite » Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:11 pm

Woooooooooooooooow. That's something I haven't seen on that scale.

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