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Six People Die After Collapse of Italian Glacier

The accident happened in the Dolomites in northern Italy.  The collapse triggered an avalanche of rocks, snow and ice that hit a number of hikers. Eight other people were injured, two are reported to be in a serious condition. It’s feared the death toll could rise as the search operation resumes. UPDATED

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10 hours ago

SUMMER SKIING had us a BLAST!!

Big thanks to everyone who joined us for some summer turns, and a BIG to our operations team for making it happen.

As summer skiing is now over, please note skis, snowboards, snowshoes, snow bikes, snow skates, and giant sliding flamingos will not be permitted on our gondola or sightseeing chair.
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10 hours ago

Winter Games NZ is Back

After two years of disruption due to the pandemic the southern hemisphere’s biggest snowsports event takes place August 27th to September 18th.

#wintergamesnz

planetski.eu/2022/07/04/winter-games-nz-is-back/
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12 hours ago

Death toll rises as search operation resumes after Italian glacier collapses leaving six hikers dead & 8 injured.

Climate change appears to be the cause.

See here for our fully updated report with several videos of the tragedy: planetski.eu/2022/07/03/five-people-die-after-collapse-of-italian-glacier/

#glacier #marmolada #GlacierCollapse
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Death toll rises as search operation resumes after Italian glacier collapses leaving six hikers dead & 8 injured.  Climate change appears to be the cause.  See here for our fully updated report with several videos of the tragedy: https://planetski.eu/2022/07/03/five-people-die-after-collapse-of-italian-glacier/  #glacier #marmolada #GlacierCollapse

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it's natural phenomenon.... "climate change"... is not "necessary" to understand such "catastrophic" phenomena .... of course warm weather conditions are strongly related to its occurrence...

1 day ago

More on Italian glacier collapse.

See here for our full story on PlanetSKI: planetski.eu/2022/07/03/five-people-die-after-collapse-of-italian-glacier/È purtroppo ancora provvisorio il bilancio delle vittime e dei feriti, a seguito del distacco del seracco dalla calotta sommitale del ghiacciaio della Marmolada, sotto Punta Rocca. Una valanga di neve, ghiaccio e roccia che nel suo passaggio ha coinvolto anche il percorso della via normale, mentre vi si trovavano diverse cordate, alcune travolte. Al momento sono stati recuperati 8 feriti: 2 trasportati all'ospedale di Belluno, uno più grave a Treviso, 5 a Trento e, purtroppo, 5 persone sono state rinvenute senza vita. Non si sa ancora il numero definitivo di alpinisti coinvolti. Per il rischio di nuovi distacchi, l'elicottero di Trento sta provvedendo alla bonifica dell'area con la Daisy Bell e scongiurare così il più possibile il pericolo per gli operatori. Sul posto le eliambulanze di Pieve di Cadore, di Dolomiti Emergency di Cortina d'Ampezzo, di Trento, della Protezione civile della Regione del Veneto, dell'Air Service Center e le stazioni del Soccorso Alpino bellunese e trentino. Seguono aggiornamenti.
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More on Italian glacier collapse.  See here for our full story on PlanetSKI: https://planetski.eu/2022/07/03/five-people-die-after-collapse-of-italian-glacier/

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What a nightmare situation. I hope the injured all recover and send prayers and sympathy for those who lost their lives and their families.

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Death toll rises as search operation resumes after Italian glacier collapses leaving six hikers dead & 8 injured.

Climate change appears to be the cause.

UPDATED with videos:

#marmolada #glacier #glaciercollapse https://t.co/jdNyct8TXt

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Congratulations to the entire team ⭐️

Keep up the hard work!

4th place: Andrew Young
5th place: James Clugnet

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