- Mt. Hector - lower part of the drainage just above
- Location Description
- Approximately 20 km north of Lake Louise townsite
- 51.60498 °, -116.29850 °
- 2400 m
- Snowshoeing & Hiking
- On Sunday March 12, two people walked up Hector Creek using snowshoes. Approximately 800 meters up the trail they turned and walked up the steep lower bowl of the Mt. Hector approach. On Tuesday, March 14 they were reported having not checked out from their hotel. A subsequent trailhead search found their vehicle parked at the Hector Creek trailhead. 800 meters up the trail, search and rescue teams found their snowshoe trail leading into a large pile of avalanche debris and one person was observed partially buried.
|Date/Time||Size||Type||Trigger||Elevation||Aspect||Slab width||Slab Thickness|
|2017-03-12 00:00||2||S||U||2400 m||U||-||-|
|Present Temp||Max Temp||Min Temp||24hr Trend||Wind Speed||Wind Direction||Sky Condition||Precipitation Type & Intensity|
|Snowpack||24hr Snow||Storm Snow||Storm Date|
|-||4 cm||70 cm||-|
Snowpack Comment: Very weak depth hoar base overloaded with 70 cm of storm snow in 10 days then a significant rise in temperature.
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