"At some very remote period the Valley of Aosta was occupied by a vast glacier, which flowed down its entire length from Mont Blanc to the plain of Piedmont, remained stationary, or nearly so, at its mouth for many centuries, and deposited there enormous masses of debris.
At the mouth of the Valley of Aosta, the thickness of the glacier must have been at least TWO THOUSAND feet, and its width, at that part, FIVE MILES AND A QUARTER."
-- The search for two missing climbers, Italian Daniele Nardi and Briton Tom Ballard, on Himalayan peak Nanga Parbat is resuming on Monday, the Italian Ambassador to Pakistan Stefano Pontecorvo said via Twitter.
La Repubblica website said the accident took place close to the Rutor glacier in the Aosta
Valley, some 80 km (50 miles) northwest of the city of Turin.
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SICPA, in collaboration with the autonomous region of the Aosta
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And yet, for all nature's magnifi-cence in the Aosta
Valley, in the Western Alps, there is only one thought in my head: "I really, really want another hot chocolate."
Explore the many beautiful buildings of the Aosta
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Shay Casey was climbing with a group of friends in the Aosta
region of the Italian Alps when the avalanche struck last Thursday.
Shay Casey was climbing with friends in the Aosta
region when tragedy struck on ursday afternoon.
The man went to hospital but police chief Delfino Viglione, based in the Italian city of Aosta
, said: "He'll walk away in one piece.