9 Climbers Are Dead in the Dolomites. Climate Change Is to Blame.

July 8, 2022

In the early afternoon of Sunday, July 3, a massive chunk of ice and rock broke free from the glacier atop Italy’s 10,968-foot Marmolada and thundered down onto groups of climbers below. The slab was estimated to be 650 feet wide, 200 feet high, and 250 feet deep. The resulting avalanche of rock, ice, and snow reached speeds of nearly 200 mph, colliding into at least two guided rope teams. In total, nine climbers were killed and eight injured, with two of those in critical condition. Outside Online