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Incident Details

Date
2012-03-09
Location
Fernie-Hosmer ridge
Location Description
First group of paths nearest to town of Fernie.
Province
BC
Mountain Range
Rocky Mountains
Coordinates
0 0
Elevation
2100m
Activity
Backcountry Skiing
Involvement
0
Injury
1
Fatality
0
Description
1 skier jumped onto slope from a height of 6 feet. There was a huge settlement, long drawn out whumf and slow propagation. The skier was recovered 100m from ridge top on the surface, wrapped up in trees and badly injured.
Date/time Size Type Trigger Elevation Aspect Slab width Slab thickness
2012-03-09 14:30 3 S S 2100 nw 30m 100cm
Present Temp Max Temp Min Temp 24hr Trend Wind Speed Wind Direction Sky Condition Precipitation Type & Intensity
2 - - Steady M SW FEW None
Weather comment
Second day at near or above freezing.
Snowpack 24hr Snow Storm Snow Storm Date
- 0 0 -
Snowpack comment
Deep slab instability, mid February surface hoar and facets, down 60 to 120cm.
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