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Incident Details

Date
2012-03-31
Location
10km West of Golden
Location Description
Province
BC
Mountain Range
Purcell Mtn Range
Coordinates
0 0
Elevation
2300m
Activity
Backcountry Skiing
Involvement
1
Injury
0
Fatality
0
Description
Skier Sc upper SZ with NR or sign of instability. Skier then continued down slope. Once mid slope upper SZ released from above propagating down ridge line. Skier tried to escape but was unsuccessful and carried to runout on to flats. Full burial dwn 160cm. Successful rescue in 4 mins. Prior to skiing slope shear tests were performed. CTM(SP) dwn 40cm failing in PP 1-2mm above 3cm sc. (Two rescuers were at the bottom of slope as skier began to ski down)
Date/time Size Type Trigger Elevation Aspect Slab width Slab thickness
2012-03-31 12:30 3 S S 2300 s 150m 50cm
Present Temp Max Temp Min Temp 24hr Trend Wind Speed Wind Direction Sky Condition Precipitation Type & Intensity
- - - Falling L SW BKN None
Weather comment
Snowpack 24hr Snow Storm Snow Storm Date
- 30 - -
Snowpack comment
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