Incidents historiques

Résumé de l'incident

Date
2021-02-23
Location
Swift Creek
Location Description
Approximately 16km NE of Valemount
Province
BC
Coordinates
52.91730 °, -119.08173 °
Elevation
1950 m
Activity
Skiing
Involvement
3
Injury
0
Fatality
1
Description
Three skiers were caught in an avalanche estimated to be 400 metres wide and 50-140cm deep. The slide ran approximately 800 metres, nearly to valley bottom. The avalanche was likely remotely triggered from below the start zone after whumphing was reported to have occurred. Two people were partially buried and able to self rescue but could not locate the third person who was fully buried. Due to failing light SAR teams were not able to locate the missing skier on the day this incident occurred. The recovery mission found the deceased third skier the following day.

Avalanches

Date/HeureTailleTypeDéclencheurAltitudeVersantLargeur de la plaqueÉpaisseur de la plaque
3.5SSr2200 mSE400 m95 cm

Weather

Température actuelleTempérature maximaleTempérature minimaleTendance 24hVitesse du ventDirection du ventCondition du cielType et intensité des précipitations
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Snowpack

Manteau neigeuxNeige 24 hrsNeige de tempêteDate de la tempête
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Documents

Date du documentTitreSource
2021-02-25Overview with fracture lines markedHalikVue