Historical Incidents

Incident Summary

Date
2022-02-05
Location
Cassiope Peak
Location Description
Approximately 17km NE of Pemberton
Province
BC
Coordinates
50.36474 °, -122.57058 °
Elevation
1600 m
Activity
skiing/snowboarding
Involvement
4
Injury
1
Fatality
1
Description
A group of ski tourers and split boarders were caught in an avalanche in the Cassiope Peak area approximately 17 km northeast of Pemberton. It appears they were ascending when the avalanche was triggered. The slide was estimated at 15-150 cm deep, involved multiple slopes with a combined fracture line of 600-800 metres, and ran 200-300 metres through small trees and over several benches. Two people were uninjured. One suffered serious injuries, and the fourth did not survive.

Avalanches

Date/TimeSizeTypeTriggerElevationAspectSlab widthSlab Thickness
3.0SSa1800 mNE800 m60 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
2022-02-14Overview photoJamie Wakelingview
2022-02-14RCMP press releaseRCMPview