Résumé de l'incident
- Mount Hector
- Location Description
- Approximately 16km NW of Lake Louise
- 51.55546 °, -116.27115 °
- 2300 m
- A party of three were skiing on a south-facing slope on Mt Hector in Banff National Park. A slab avalanche approximately 80 m wide was triggered. The crown tapered dramatically along the crest of the ridge from nearly 2 m in heavily wind-loaded drifts to as little as 40 cm. The avalanche ran for approximately 550 m and caught one person who was deeply buried by the debris. The victim was extricated by companion rescue and airlifted to hospital. She succumbed to her injuries and died the following day.
|Date/Heure||Taille||Type||Déclencheur||Altitude||Versant||Largeur de la plaque||Épaisseur de la plaque|
|2.5||S||Sa||2500 m||S||100 m||80 cm|
|Température actuelle||Température maximale||Température minimale||Tendance 24h||Vitesse du vent||Direction du vent||Condition du ciel||Type et intensité des précipitations|
|Manteau neigeux||Neige 24 hrs||Neige de tempête||Date de la tempête|
Commentaire sur le manteau neigeux: The avalanche ran on a weak layer of facets and depth hoar near the base of the snowpack. The avalanche caused most of the snow to be removed from along its path, exposing the ground and scrubby trees in many places.
|Date du document||Titre||Source|
|2020-01-23||Slide Path with burial location||Parks Canada - AvCan MIN||Vue|
|2020-01-23||Upper slide path||Parks Canada||Vue|
|2020-01-23||Variable FL||Parks Canada||Vue|