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GLACIER "FREBOUZIE; GHIACCIAIO LESCHAUX"
Risk type: ice avalanches

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Type:  Cirque glacier
Country:  Italy
Region:  Aosta Valley
Massif/Ice Cap:  Monte Bianco
Municipality:  Courmayeur
Municipality code:  
Location:  
 
Latitude (, cent):  45.88 N
Longitude (, cent):  7 E
Surface (km2):  2.568
Lenght (km):  2.2
Width (km):  
Min. altitude (m):  2350
Max. altitude (m):  3750
Orientation ()  135
Slope ()  30

EVENT:  Date  18/9/2002 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  In the late afternoon a part of the front of the Frebouzie glacier avalanched. The ice avalanche descended 400 m of the steep rock step and covered a 100.000 m2 area of the apical part of the polygenic fan, the inclination of which is about 20. The lower front of the deposit reached an altitude of 1855 m asl. A few ice boulders reached a lower altitude, coming to rest 100-150 m ahead the front of the main mass. Some huge boulders exceeded 20 m3 of volume. The volume of the avalanche was at least 100.000 m3. The ice deposit quickly melted in two weeks.
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  A similar event, or even larger, probably occurred in Frebouzie glacier in 1968.

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Deline P., Chiarle M., Mortara G., 2002 - The frontal ice avalanche of Frebouge glacier (Mont Blanc Massif, Valley of Aosta, NW Italy) on 18 September 2002. Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat., 25, p. 101 104.

EVENT:  Date  //1968 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  Probable ice avalanche
Effects:  
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  

DAMAGES    

Type:  None Description:

BIBLIOGRAPHY 

Deline P., Chiarle M., Mortara G., 2002 - The frontal ice avalanche of Frebouge glacier (Mont Blanc Massif, Valley of Aosta, NW Italy) on 18 September 2002. Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat., 25, p. 101 104.