Accident: Bloomington Canyon

Observation Date
Friday, February 24, 2012
Occurrence Date
Friday, February 24, 2012
Occurence Time
Unknown

Region:

Location Name or Route
German Dugway Area
Elevation
8900
Aspect
East
Slope Angle
Unknown
Trigger
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Hard Slab
Weak Layer
Surface Hoar
Depth
2'
Width
Unknown
Vertical
200
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Partly
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Snowmobiler buried to his neck, dug out, ok.

Comments

Apparently there was a group of snowmobilers up above the German Dugway on Friday highmarking in a little bowl Northwest of Bloomington Peak (see map attached). One individual was caught and carried in an avalanche and was able to stay on his sled for about half of the slide (appears to be 200 vert max looking at the topo map). Half way down the slide he fell off his sled and was buried up to his neck when the avalanche stopped. The rest of the party recovered the individual and unburied his sled and headed for home. They were a little shaken up

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