Places of Interest nearby
Location address: Italy, Mount Rosa
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A spectacular rock avalanche took place in 2007 on Monte Rosa. It followed an unusual spring heatwave across Europe. The 300,000 cubic metres of rock landed in a dry seasonal lake. If the lake would have been filled, it would have caused a huge wave and massive outpouring, with catastrophic consequences for the village of Macugnaga downstream. The NewScientist mentioned this as one of the early signs of climate change.
Monte Rosa is the highest mountain of Switzerland (4,634m).