Late Season Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler In Wyoming

Late Season Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler In Wyoming

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Late Season Avalanche Kills Snowmobiler In Wyoming

Site of an avalanche fatality near Mt Leidy on 4/22/18

An avalanche killed a 24 year-old snowmobiler on Wyoming’s Togwotee Pass yesterday.

The victim was reportedly riding in a steep area (36-40°) in the Mt Leidy zone when the wet slab released. The snowmobiler was accompanied by others at the time of the avalanche, none of whom were equipped with proper avalanche safety equipment.

*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family. 

Avalanche Event & Fatality Information [Bridger Teton Avalanche Center]:

Date/Time: 04/22/2018 15:30:00

  • Path: Near Mt. Leidy Zone: 201
  • Elevation: 10103 Aspect:
  • Starting zone slope angle: 36-40
  • Type: Wet Slab
  • Relative Size: 2 Destructive Size: 2.0 Depth: 24
  • Trigger: Snowmobile (AM)
  • Lat: 43.703621 Lng: -110.369339

Observer Notes: Exact location not identified. Information is preliminary, limited and unconfirmed. One 24-year-old male snowmobiler was buried and killed. The party was reported to not have any avalanche rescue gear.

Find the original event summary here: Mt Leidy Avalanche Fatality

 

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