Historical Incidents

Incident Summary

Date
2016-03-14
Location
North Blue River
Location Description
Province
BC
Coordinates
52.25520 °, -119.45900 °
Elevation
1940 m
Activity
Snowmobiling
Involvement
2
Injury
Fatality
2
Description
2 km south of access to "Holy Grail" area. Group had only cell phones and no other communications or signalling devices. Requested assistance from nearby ski touring operation who initiated Clearwater SAR response. Avalanche technician stated evidence suggests avalanche triggered while highmarking.

Avalanches

Date/TimeSizeTypeTriggerElevationAspectSlab widthSlab Thickness
2016-03-14 15:003SM1940 msw300 m120 cm

Weather

Present TempMax TempMin Temp24hr TrendWind SpeedWind DirectionSky ConditionPrecipitation Type & Intensity
---RisingUUUNIL

Snowpack

Snowpack24hr SnowStorm SnowStorm Date
-30 cm--

Snowpack Comment: Feb. 27 crust/facet was failure layer.

Documents

Document DateTitleSource
2016-03-15rcmp press releaseview