Accident: Superior

Observation Date
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Avalanche Date
Sunday, March 1, 2015
Region
Superior
Location Name or Route
South face of Superior
Elevation
10,500'
Aspect
South
Trigger
Skier
Avalanche Type
Dry Loose
Avalanche Problem
Loose Dry Snow
Carried
1
Caught
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Report of a small, skier-triggered sluff that caught skier and took him for about 200 feet and he was able to get out of it before the sluff descended down onto the apron.  He lost some poles and broke a ski but was otherwise OK.  He reported that he ripped a toe piece out of his ski, which caused him to stop and his sluff caught up with him.  

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