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GLACIER "CHARPOUA"
Risk type: ice avalanches

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Type:  Cirque glacier
Country:  France
Region:  Haute Savoie
Massif/Ice Cap:  Mont Blanc
Municipality:  
Municipality code:  
Location:  Its an affluent of the Mer de Glace on the right bank (with no junction with the "Mer de Glace"), located downstream from the confluence between the glacier of the Tacul and the glacier of Leschaux
 
Latitude (, cent):  45.55
Longitude (, cent):  6.949
Surface (km2):  0.5
Lenght (km):  1.6
Width (km):  0.3
Min. altitude (m):  2400
Max. altitude (m):  3300
Orientation ()  
Slope ()  29

EVENT:  Date  28/9/1997 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  a serac fall happened again. Ice blocks came from the front of the glacier, and the volume has been estimated at 40.000 or 60.000 m3 (see the opposite picture )
Effects:  1 death, a mountaineer who was on the path to the shelter
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  For this second event , the quality of the information is very good, since the P.G.H.M. went to the scene of the accident immediately, and could therefore have noted precise information

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BIBLIOGRAPHY 

PGHM Chamonix, 0 - adjudant Oustry
R.T.M Annecy, 0 - Archives du service

EVENT:  Date  1/5/1997 -  Date quality:   

Type:  Ice avalanches
Description  a serac fall happened, with a volume of about 50.000 m3
Effects:  no damages
Deaths(#)  0
Injuried (#)  0
Note  the global information is medium, because this area is not frequented a lot during this time of the year

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