Drus rockfall photos!

Sarah was at Montenvers yesterday, and got some amazing photos of a series of huge rockfalls from the Drus, amounting to 12,000m3 of granite. This follows the major rockfall in 2005, in which most of the Bonatti pillar collapsed off the mountain. It was pure luck that Sarah was walking down the moraines to Rochers des Mottets, when she spotted the rockfall, and quickly took these awesome photos. Debris fell all the way down to the glacier surface. Geologists were apparently expecting this event, but could not precicely predict exactly when it would occur. No one was climbing anywhere near this area, due to its well known instability.

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