One Dead In ‘Enormous’ Rockfall at Yosemite’s El Capitan


“At the first blow of His thundering sword, the mountains and all Nature will tremble in terror, for the disorders and crimes of men have pierced the vault of the heavens.Our Lady of La Salette 19 Sept. 1846 (Published by Mélanie 1879) 

One Dead in ‘Enormous’ Rockfall at Yosemite’s El Capitan 

A British man was killed and his female companion was injured after a massive chunk of stone broke off the face of Yosemite's El Capitan on Wednesday afternoon, park officials and a climber who witnessed the rockfall said. The rockfall on the more than 3,000-foot-tall granite monolith occurred at around 1:55 p.m. local time (4:55 p.m. ET) near the Waterfall Route, a popular climbing trail. The mass of stone fell from a height of about 650 feet above the base of the vertical rock formation, park officials said Thursday. The rare accident occurred during peak climbing season in Yosemite. Officials added that there were an estimated seven rockfalls on Wednesday, about the equivalent of 1,300 tons that fell. Peter Zabrok, 58, a climber making his 58th El Capitan climb on Wednesday, said the huge chunk of rock toppled about 1,000 feet as two or three people appeared to be hiking at the base. "I've never seen anything like that," Zabrok said in a Facebook video interview with NBC News from the side of the mountain. He called the rockfall "enormous," and estimated that the piece of falling rock was "about 100 feet by 100 feet by 100 feet." "The extremely frightening thing," Zabrok said, was that he and the two friends he was climbing with had just spent six nights "directly under the rockfall." Source


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Victim of Jesus nee MELANIE CALVAT, 
Shepherdess of La Salette 

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