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Article: Eight feared dead in Mont Blanc avalanche
I climbed the Tacul twice in two successing days, just two days before the avalanche, through the same route. The Tacul is just nothing else but a ticking timebomb, ready to go off any moment. With it's steep slopes and dozens of enormous seracs, no one can predict an avalanche on Mont Blanc du Tacul. The PGHM should really do more controlled avalanches on it, to prevent things like this from happening. After plowing through newspapers articles about the Tacul from the last few years, I noticed avalanches had actually happened several times in the last couple of years, eacht time causing fatalities and injuries.