Mont Blanc: Experts Warn that Part of Glacier Could Collapse

Mont Blanc_ Experts Warn that Part of Glacier Could Collapse

Italian officials have shut down streets and emptied mountain cottages after specialists cautioned that piece of a glacier on Mont Blanc could collapse. Around 250,000 cubic meters of ice are in threat of splitting endlessly from the Planpincieux glacier on the Grandes Jorasses peak, authorities said.

The Mayor of the town of Courmayeur said the Global warming boost was changing the mountain. The Mont Blanc massif is Western Europe’s most important mountain range.

It has 11 crests above 4,000m in France and Italy and draws in a huge number of tourists consistently. Recently, Courmayeur Mayor Stefano Miserocchi marked a request shutting down streets in the Val Ferret on the Italian side of Mont Blanc, after specialists cautioned that an area of the glacier was sliding at paces of 50-60cm (16-23in) every day.

He said there was no danger to local areas or vacationer facilities yet mountain huts in the Rochefort region were being emptied as a safety measure.

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