Accident: Porter Fork

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 1, 1981
Region
Porter Fork
Location Name or Route
Porter Fork
Elevation
9300
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
150
Vertical
700
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Fully
1
Killed
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Below is a narrative of the accident from The Snowy Torrents; Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1980-1986, Nick Logan and Dale Atkins.

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