At about 4pm on June 25, 2011 a rock fall occurred near the Nisqually Glacier’s ice cliff on Mt. Rainier in Washington state. The rock fall knocked off all of the ice on the Nisqually ice cliff and created a river of earth, rock, ice, snow, and water that ripped down the mountain. Good thing no one was crossing below just then. Huge RockFall on Mt. Rainier Takes Out Recently Skied Glacial Ice Cliff | Unofficial Networks

Huge RockFall on Mt. Rainier Takes Out Recently Skied Glacial Ice Cliff

Huge RockFall on Mt. Rainier Takes Out Recently Skied Glacial Ice Cliff

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Huge RockFall on Mt. Rainier Takes Out Recently Skied Glacial Ice Cliff

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At about 4pm on June 25, 2011 a rockfall occurred near the Nisqually Glacier’s ice cliff on Mt. Rainier in Washington state. The rockfall knocked off all of the ice on the Nisqually ice cliff and created a river of earth, rock, ice, snow, and water that ripped down the mountain.

Good thing no one was crossing the Nisqually glacier below just then.

A few of the RMI guides (who have been picking off some incredible lines on Rainier this year) had skied that same Nisqually ice cliff not long before this collapse.

It’s been a fantastic spring for skiing on Rainier this year and some big ski lines have gone down including:  a new line on the Mowich face, Ptarmigan Ridge, South Tahoma Wall, Nisqually Ice Cliff, and more.

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