By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: June 8, 2015
“A return period of 50 years does not mean that the next rockfall of that particular size will happen 50 years from now, or that it cannot happen tomorrow, or even twice in 50 years. Rather, it is a statistical average of two events” Prof. John Clague, SFU.
“It’s just a guess, it’s hypothetical, that’s all. They had to come up with something. Well, it’s because they want to give a reason, so they give a reason. Because everyone thinks of a trigger.” Pierre Friele, Geologist
“When we walked down, we were shocked at how big this piece of rock actually was. “It was a massive slab of rock and it was blocking the trail so it was exactly where any hikers were going up would have been. It literally took out the staircase and blocked part of the trail.” Julia Baumann.