Massive Rockfall Caught on Camera

Sometimes the natural world has a way of reminding us humans of the order of things.  Over the weekend, Aiguille du Dru or “The Dru,” shedded some weight when 12000m3 of granite came off in a series of 3 major rockfalls.  The Dru is part of the Mount Blanc masiff and it was captured on camera (photo) by Julien Malbert.

3:40 pm Saturday

10:20 am - Sunday

 

1:15 pm - Sunday Afternoon

All my fellow climbers and alpinists can attest that this gives an expanded meaning to the ancillary command, “ROCK!”

 

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