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Observer Name: 
The Snowy Torrents
Observation Date: 
Monday, March 17, 2014
Avalanche Date: 
Monday, February 17, 1986
Region: 
Brighton Hill
Location Name or Route: 
Brighton Hill
Elevation: 
9000
Aspect: 
Northwest
Slope Angle: 
42
Trigger: 
Snowboarder
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Soft Slab
Avalanche Problem: 
Persistent Weak Layer
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
4'
Width: 
300
Vertical: 
350
Carried: 
2
Caught: 
2
Buried - Partly: 
1
Buried - Fully: 
1
Injured: 
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.

Coordinates: 
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