Accident: Lake Desolation

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Occurrence Date
Monday, April 2, 1979
Occurence Time
6:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Desolation Lake
Elevation
9600
Aspect
North
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
2'
Width
300
Vertical
600
Carried
3
Caught
3
Buried - Partly
1
Buried - Fully
2
Killed
1
Accident and Rescue Summary

Below is a narrative of the accident from The Snowy Torrents; Avalanche Accidents in the United States 1972-1979, Knox Williams and Betsy Armstrong.

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