Accident: Lake Desolation

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, April 2, 1979
Region
Lake Desolation
Location Name or Route
Desolation Lake
Elevation
9600
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
300
Vertical
600
Carried
3
Caught
3
Buried - Partly
1
Buried - Fully
2
Killed
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Below is a narrative of the accident from The Snowy Torrents; Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1972-1979, Knox Williams and Betsy Armstrong.

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