Avalanches are common in Himalayan region with altitude more than 3500 meters and where slope is generally more than 30 degree. North facing slopes are known to have avalanches in winter whereas south facing slopes usually get them during spring time. In recent past many incidences of avalanches have been observed in higher reaches of the state like Gomukh Glacier, Hemkunt Sahib, Ghastoli and Kalindi–Badrinath track.

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