Top 10 Worst Avalanches

DateLocationDead
May 31, 1970Yungay, Peru20,000
December 13, 1916Italian-Austrian Alps (Tyrol)10,000
January 10, 1962Ranrahirca, Peru2,700
September 4, 1618Plurs, Switzerland1,500
Winter 1950-1951Swiss-Austrian AlpsOver 265
January 12, 1954Blons, AustriaOver 200
March 1979Lahaul Valley, IndiaOver 200
March 1, 1910Wellington, Washington (USA)118
Winter 1720Obergesteln, Rhone Valley88
Winter 1689Saas, Switzerland73