Footage Captures Enormous Glacier Collapses Sending An Avalanche of Ice and Rock Down Mountainside

Footage Captures Enormous Glacier Collapses Sending An Avalanche of Ice and Rock Down Mountainside

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Footage Captures Enormous Glacier Collapses Sending An Avalanche of Ice and Rock Down Mountainside

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Ryan Taylor captured incredible images of tonnes of cascading of rock and ice flowing down the steep decline in Mount Cook National Park. 

‘The snow line is now lowering so I guess we can ski further down.’ Taylor says in the video, adding: ‘It is still flowing down there, crazy. The mountainside is going to collapse.’

Mt Cook National Park, New Zealand

Ryan captured the footage of the serac fall, from the Whymper Saddle pass in Mount Cook National Park on November 9.

The park is home to the tallest mountain in the New Zealand, Mount Cook, which Sir Edmund Hillary used to develop his climbing skills before he conquered Everest.
Glaciers cover 40 per cent of the park, which has an area of 707 km2.

New Zealand’s first ski area was once located on the Ball glacier below Mount Cook until numerous avalanches resulted in the area being covered in rock debris.

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