EVENT AND FATALITY INFORMATION

Date/Time: 01/09/2019 15:00:00

Path: Mt Leidy Zone: 201
Elevation: 9529 Aspect: NE
Starting zone slope angle: 36-40
Type: Soft Slab
Relative Size: 2 Destructive Size: 2.0 Depth: 30
Trigger: Snowmobile (AM)
Lat: 43.722366 Lng: -110.396034

Observer Notes:A snowmobiler triggered a slab avalanche from the base of a steep slope. The slab failed on faceted snow and propagated to adjacent terrain. This person was buried below the snow surface and did not have an avalanche transceiver. Members of his party searched the debris and located the handle bars of his sled. They the used probes to find him 10 feet uphill of the sled and shovels to excavate him from beneath six feet of avalanche debris. He did not survive. Our sincere condolences are extended to his family and friends.

1 Fatalities Involved.

Cody Christopherson Age: 29

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