Accident: Fair Grounds Bowl

Observer Name
Jerrimy Brenchley
Observation Date
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Avalanche Date
Sunday, January 14, 2018
Region
Fair Grounds Bowl
Location Name or Route
Eastside of Logan Peak, Fair Grounds Bowl
Elevation
9,500'
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
40°
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
3'
Width
900'
Vertical
500'
Carried
1
Caught
1
Injured
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Rider caught and carried by a large avalanche in upper Providence Canyon. Two riders were on the slope when the avalanche occurred. One was able to outrun the avalanche, while the other lost his sled and was caught and carried by the large avalanche. Luckily he ended up on top of the deep debris pile when the avalanche came to a stop. 

Comments

We went up to the site of the close call and impressive avalanche on 1/16/18. 

Here's a video of the event from Jerrimy Brenchley

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