First Avalanche Fatality Of The Season Reported In Colorado

First Avalanche Fatality Of The Season Reported In Colorado

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First Avalanche Fatality Of The Season Reported In Colorado

A natural avalanche seen over the weekend in the San Juan zone | Photo: CAIC

It’s with heavy hearts that we must report the first avalanche fatality of the season in Colorado happened yesterday in the San Juans.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, “a skier was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche in Upper Senator Beck Basin, northwest of Red Mountain Pass, on January 5. CAIC forecasters will conduct an investigation and we will post more information on our accident page as it becomes available. Our condolences go out to the friends and family of the victim.”

We will update this post as more information becomes available…

Avalanche Details:

  • Location: Upper Senator Beck Basin, northwest of Red Mountain Pass
  • Date: 2019/01/05
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: One backcountry tourer killed
  • Primary Activity: Backcountry Tourer
  • Primary Travel Mode: Ski

Find the entire accident report here: Avalanche — Upper Senator Beck Basin, northwest of Red Mountain Pass

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