Mountain areas can be full of danger. Documented by two impressive videos about a rockfall from the Mel de la Niva, near Evolène in the Canton of Valais, Switzerland last week. The area has been under surveillance for a while.
In the first video about 1500-2000 m3 of rock is falling down in to the valley:
In the second video it shows how the protection forest is holding back the huge blocks of rock, each about 100 m3, as big as a house:
💡 In Switzerland, many of these protection forests are named ‘Bannwald‘.
Because the authorities knew something might be coming, the road below the rockfall area was closed, and luckily nobody has been hurt or killed.
Happy rocking 🙂