The most avalanche country is considered to be Switzerland. Only on rough estimates are coming down from the mountains to an average of ten thousand avalanches. One of the historical chronicles reports of the terrible tragedy in 1689 in Montafane. A few days in early February was a heavy snowfall that in the valley, killing many people and livestock, and destroyed the house. "According to the unanimous testimony of eyewitnesses avalanche came down so fast, sweeping away everything in the air, that even if the people heard the approach of avalanches, they would not have time not only to escape, but also to call for help ... No one knew where to go." People tried to escape in the old, stood for more than three hundred years old houses, which are considered to be robust and reliable, but the avalanche demolished and their. At night the cries of the wounded or half-buried by avalanches of people. "Often it is impossible to render aid was due to the huge masses of snow and continuous fall of avalanches. The corpses, some of them managed to find only after 6-10 weeks, were a horrible sight, as were bloodied and severely mutilated. This terrible disaster and the stone would be moved! ".