This amazing footage of an avalanche is a stark reminder of just how powerful nature can be, whatever the season.

This particular slip, on the Wetterhorn glacier in ‪Grindelwald, Switzerland was a controlled avalanche, designed to clear some lying snow that could have posed a threat at a later date.

With the snow season fast approaching, it's a quick reminder to everybody to stay safe. Brush up on your Avi' basics with our useful avalanche safety guide.

Gletscherabbruch am Wetterhorn (Switzerland)Spektakulärer Gletscherabbruch an diesem Wochenende am Wetterhorn in #Grindelwald. Danke an #SRFAugenzeuge Hans Bühler. ^kw

Posted by SRF News on Sunday, 13 September 2015

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