Accident: Porter Fork

Observer Name
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date
Monday, February 24, 2014
Occurrence Date
Sunday, March 1, 1981
Occurence Time
1:00pm

Region:

Location Name or Route
Porter Fork
Elevation
9300
Aspect
Northwest
Slope Angle
37
Trigger
Skier
Trigger: additional info
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem
Persistent Slab
Weak Layer
Facets
Depth
18"
Width
150
Vertical
700
Carried
1
Caught
1
Buried - Fully
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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