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Accident: Other Regions

Location: Hoodoo Mountains, Eastern Alaska Range

Date
Sun, April 3rd, 2016
Activity
Snowmachine
Fatalities
1
Summary
Two snowmachiners caught, one partially buried and injured, one fully buried and killed.
Accident Report

Two snowmachiners were caught in the avalanche they triggered. It released at a faceted layer beneath a hard slab (ranging from 30-70cm in thickness) HS-AMuR3-D3-O. The crown fractured along an East through North East slope above a gully terrain trap. The crown face was 30-70cm in depth, 200ft in width, and 800ft in vertical run. All numbers are estimates as direct access to the crown was not possible due to avalanche danger.

Avalanche Details

  • Date: 03 April 2016
  • Time: 3:00 pm AST
  • Location: Hoodoo Mountains, Eastern Alaska Range
  • Accident Site Coordinates: 63.222883° N 145.320565° W
  • State: Alaska
  • Reporting Agency: Eastern Alaska Range Avalanche Center
  • Fatalities: 1