Photo: Roy Miller. Courtesy Alpinist Magazine
Doodz…Check out this photo of the big rockfall in the Stettner Couloir of the Grand Teton
I blogged about over the Labor Day weekend.
I found this photo on the Alpinist Magazine Reader’s Blog.
Holy SH*T – Son of a B*tch – Mother F*cker!!
What helmet can help in this case??
I’d like to know if anyone else saw the rockfall that came off above the Falling Ice Glacier on Moran on the evening of Sept. 13. It spilled down and over the glacier and continued tumbling down the mountain, and would’ve been pretty impressive to see from the east, as it kicked up a cloud similar to the one above. David Stubbs and I were at the CMC camp when it peeled off, and DS saw boulders the size of cars bouncing 50 yards at a time down the hiking route leading up to the camp, not two hours after we’d been on it (Check out TheSnaz.com for David’s account of the event). On our way down the next day, we saw evidence of the rockfall 3/4 the way down the mountain, almost to the shore of Leigh Lake, including smashed bushes and rocks, impact craters and a pile of boulders in the very spot we stopped to get water the day before. Fortunately this time of year Moran doesn’t see much traffic, as anyone hiking up to the CMC camp at the time of the slide would’ve been Hamburger Helper. Just curious if anyone else caught a glimpse.
Saw the post on THE SNAZ.
Global warming sucks!!
[…] Ridge. This seems to be one of the bigger rockfall events since the big one that happened in the Stettner Couloir a few years ago. Non-the-less, it is nice to see that no one got injured, as this is an area climbers pass through […]