Your single point of reference for all your Geotechnical Inquiries
Mont Blanc: Glacier collapse risk forces Italy Alps evacuation
Italian authorities have evacuated about 75 people, mostly tourists, from an Alpine valley as huge blocks of ice threaten to crash down from a glacier.
Planpincieux glacier, in the Mont Blanc massif, has weakened because of intense summer heat alternating with night-time cold. It lies above Val Ferret valley, near Courmayeur ski resort.
A local environmental risk expert said the fragile ice could fall at any time.
The threatening glacier section is about the size of Milan cathedral.