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Acongagua Rock Avalanche

Acongagua Rock Avalanche

Author: Hugh Bollinger/Sunday, January 24, 2016/Categories: natural history, video, environment, adventure

 

When trekking in high mountains obstacles can abruptly appear. Rock avalanches (rock slides) are a particular hazzard experienced by trekkers descending from the summit of Argentina's cerro Aconcagua. According to the mountain guides:

"we heard what sounded like an airplane sound but which was really a rock and mud avalanche. We moved our clients to higher ground and watched the debris flow which may be the biggest ever observed".We are going to customers to avoid them being splashed with mud as it is an area of avalanches at that time of year. The warning was a sound similar to an airplane soundthings that can happen when we work in real natural environmentsthings that can happen when we work in real natural environments”.things that can happen when we work in real natural environments”.

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