Historical Incidents

Incident Summary

Date
2021-04-05
Location
Haddo Peak
Location Description
Approximately 6km SW of Lake Louise Village
Province
AB
Coordinates
51.38329 °, -116.23453 °
Elevation
2950 m
Activity
Skiing
Involvement
2
Injury
0
Fatality
1
Description
A party of two people were ski touring up the NE face of Haddo Peak. At 08:55 a.m. they triggered a size 2 avalanche, which released at an elevation of 2950 metres on an east facing, shallow snowpack area and appears to have failed near the ground either on a sun crust or on basal facets. The avalanche was approximately 40 metres wide and the fracture line was 40-60 centimetres deep. Both members of the party were caught in the avalanche, but one managed to arrest themselves and escape the flow. The second member of the party was carried 600 metres through extreme terrain. The survivor was able to descend, locate and then extricate their partner, who unfortunately was deceased.

Avalanches

Date/TimeSizeTypeTriggerElevationAspectSlab widthSlab Thickness
2.0SSa2950 mE40 m50 cm

Weather

Present TempMax TempMin Temp24hr TrendWind SpeedWind DirectionSky ConditionPrecipitation Type & Intensity
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Snowpack

Snowpack24hr SnowStorm SnowStorm Date
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Documents

Document DateTitleSource
2021-04-05Overview photoBanff Park Visitor Safetyview