From the American Geophysical Union Landslide Blog.
Follow the link below for some spectacular footage of an avalanche and rockfall. What's also amazing is not just the size but also how far the runout went at the base of the mountain and how it flowed over very irregular terrain. I don't think a beeper, shovel, and BCA air bag
would've been much good in this one...
Check it out here:
A rather splendid rock and ice avalanche video from New Zealand
As the saying goes, "In case of an avalanche, the best place to be is somewhere else"
Be safe out there,