It is worse than we thought. Marc Morano sent this over :
Over the last decade, rock avalanches and landslides have become more common in high mountain ranges, apparently coinciding with the increase in exceptionally warm periods The collapses are triggered by melting glaciers and permafrost, which remove the glue that holds steep mountain slopes together.
Worse may be to come. Thinning glaciers on volcanoes could destabilise vast chunks of their summit cones, triggering mega-landslides capable of flattening cities such as Seattle and devastating local infrastructure.
Telephoto lenses are great. Mt Rainier is three miles high and seventy-four miles away from Seattle. That is going to be one heck of a landslide.
And one more minor problem …..