The face of the Old Fort landslide

The latest photos from the Old Fort landslide have revealed a peculiar if not haunting face at the very head of the mess.

Alaska Highway News took to the sky with pilot Bob Fedderly on June 24 to get a look at the slide's movement toward the Peace River. The half-mooned face was unmistakable, ghost-like with a drooping eye and curled lip.

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Old Fort landslide, June 24, 2020. - Matt Preprost

The slide has moved 235 metres, or the length of two-and-a-half football fields, since reactivating on June 18. The back scarp at the head of the slide has dropped at least 9.2 metres since.

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Old Fort landslide, June 24, 2020. - Matt Preprost

The front scarp, where the face was found, has moved up to 15 metres, and was continuing to slough and slump on Thursday morning.

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Old Fort landslide, June 24, 2020. - Matt Preprost

Read the June 25 update on the slide by clicking here.

View more photos from the landslide in our gallery below.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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