With early season snow up and down, it’s important everyone is mindful of the avalanche danger. Avalanche Canada’s Mountain Information Network reports on Sunday, October 20th, a size 2 avalanche was triggered on Idaho Peak in the Slocan Valley of the Selkirk Mountains BC. The avalanche ran to the ground. Thankfully no injuries were reported.
The Crown was 45 cm (18″) deep and ~60 m (200-feet) wide. The Avalanche ran ~350 m (1,150-feet) into the small trees below. It was skier triggered and there were no injuries.
Early season conditions can be particularly prone to avalanche so stay safe out there. ABOUT AVALANCHE CANADA:
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