Accident: Sunset Peak

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, November 13, 1985
Region
Sunset Peak
Location Name or Route
Sunset Peak
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
35°
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3.5'
Width
175'
Vertical
600'
Carried
2
Caught
2
Buried - Partly
1
Buried - Fully
1
Killed
2
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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