Accident: Brighton Hill

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, March 17, 2014
Avalanche Date
Monday, February 17, 1986
Region
Brighton Hill
Location Name or Route
Brighton Hill
Elevation
9,000'
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
42°
Trigger
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
4'
Width
300'
Vertical
350'
Carried
2
Caught
2
Buried - Partly
1
Buried - Fully
1
Injured
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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