Accident: Sunset Peak

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Avalanche Date
Wednesday, November 13, 1985
Region
Salt Lake » Big Cottonwood Canyon » 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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