Huge landslide on Piz Scerscen

A massive landslide occurred on Piz Scerscen in the Engadine Bernina Group early on Sunday morning. Around a million cubic meters of rock and ice broke out. The debris flow in Val Roseg extends over five kilometers in length and affects several mountain hut approaches.

On Sunday morning at 06.56:XNUMX a.m. a large rockslide occurred at Piz Scerscen, in which it is estimated that over a million cubic meters of rock and ice came loose. The rock masses pile up in Val Roseg over a length of over five kilometers.

The Swiss alpinist Roger Schäli was climbing to the 7 meter high Crast' Agüzza shortly before 3870 a.m. on Sunday morning. Around 50 other ski mountaineers were on the way to Piz Bernina. “At the same moment there was a large ice and rock eruption on the other side of the valley, at Piz Scerscen,” said Schäli.

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According to information from the Graubünden cantonal police, search flights have not yielded any evidence of buried people. No traces were discovered and there were no missing reports.

Approaches to mountain huts affected

As the Bernina section of the Swiss Alpine Club writes on its website, the landslide at Piz Scerscen affected several hut access points. “The approach to Chamanna Coaz (along Lej Vadret) as well as all crossings of the Vadret da Tschierva to Piz Roseg, Piz Scerscen and Piz Aguagliouls are affected. The approach to Chamanna Tschierva remained unaffected.”

Even if the affected area is not closed, the authorities advise against visiting the Roseg Valley and the landslide area.

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