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Ruinaulta (Rheinschlucht in German) is sometimes also called Swiss Grand Canyon. But geologically this is quite different from American Grand Canyon. Instead of ancient sediments, Rhine river carves through debris of huge landslide which happened only 10000 years ago just after the latest ice age. So called Flims rockslide is known as the biggest landslide incident in the Alps and the biggest worldwide whose effects are still visible, moving some 12 km3 of rock. It is easily accessible only by the Ruinaulta line of Rhätische Bahn railway, and is a popular location for rafting.

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Additional Photos by Kari Tanskanen (ktanska) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3737 W: 59 N: 4906] (30249)
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