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The enormous avalanche that hit Val Passiria, South Tyrol on Thursday 7 January 2014.
Photo by Thomas Ennemoser
The enormous avalanche that hit Val Passiria, South Tyrol on Thursday 7 January 2014.
Photo by Thomas Ennemoser

Enormous avalanche in Val Passiria, South Tyrol

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Video of the enormous avalanche at Pill in Val Passiria, South Tyrol on Thursday 7 January 2014.

This video taken last Thursday at Pill in Italy's Val Passiria is astounding. This tiny hamlet is located circa 10 kilometers from Rabenstein, the village that should have hosted the Ice Climbing World Cup this weekend but, due to the high avalanche danger was cancelled by the organisers. What flows past the houses is an ice river in spate, unstoppable, but fortunately no one was harmed. A second avalanche ripped down a side valley, presumably on Thursday, and hit the famous Stettinerhütte / Rifugio Petrarca that, according to first reports, could be seriously damaged. At present another 20 - 50cm of snow are expected and with the road to Rabenstein officially closed to traffic, it's clear that these are difficult times in the Dolomites.

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