Jackson Local Severely Injured In Avalanche

Jackson Local Severely Injured In Avalanche


Jackson Local Severely Injured In Avalanche



planetjh.com is reporting that a Jackson local, Scott Dixon, was severely injured in a late-day slide off Jackson Peak. 

“Scott Dixon, 32, from Teton Valley, Idaho was airlifted to St. John’s Medical Center with a hip injury after he was caught in a slide off Jackson Peak at approximately 4:30 p.m. A hard slab break at 10,100 feet was recorded with the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center. The avalanche occurred on a 36-40 degree slope and was determined human-caused.

Significant early snowfall, combined with later rain and warming temperatures, has created a crust layer and dangerous conditions in the backcountry, according to several weather forecasters and snowpack/avalanche experts. The Avalanche Center today elevated the general avalanche advisory for the entire Jackson Hole region from Low to Moderate.” Keep Reading @ planetjh.com

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