Marmolada, new collapse at Cima Uomo

The collapse occurred at high altitude
The collapse occurred at high altitude

A large landslide at Cima Uomo in Marmolada broke off in the afternoon of August 16 on the slope facing the Valle di Fassa. At the moment – informs the Civil Protection of the Autonomous Province of Trento – an aerial survey is in progress with the experts of the Geological Service.


The expert checks have started

The verification procedures were immediately activated with the alert in the first instance of the Alpine Rescue teams and in support also the volunteer firefighters and the Saf. The first task is to check the conditions of the wall and at the same time the possible presence of excursions on site even if at the moment no people would be involved.

Between 100 and 200 cubic meters of material fell

The landslide that broke off on Cima Uomo, 3,010 meters above sea level in the Dolomites, in the Marmolada massif, has a volume between 100 and 200 cubic meters. The collapsed material did not affect particularly popular paths, which are located further north and rise towards the ridge that leads to Val Contrin. The event occurred at about 5.30 pm a hundred meters below the summit: as far as we know there is still fractured rock so the passage in the immediate vicinity will be forbidden with an ordinance. The situation, according to what is learned, is not particularly problematic from a geological point of view, even if other collapses are possible in the coming days. The cause is difficult to establish, considering that there have been no recent changes in temperatures and even in the range above 2,800 metersnormally the one in which the rocks are subject to severe temperature variations, certainly influenced by the summer heat of the last few weeks.

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August 16, 2022 (change August 16, 2022 | 9:09 pm)

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