Durango avalanche death 1/21/2018

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Durango avalanche death 1/21/2018

Postby tfort » Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:08 pm

Abel Palmer sadly died in an avalanche near Red Mountain pass on 1/21/18:
https://durangoherald.com/articles/2060 ... d-to-avoid

It seems the reason for the death was mostly attributed to getting off route and entering steeper danger zones they had intended to avoid. The CAIC video embedded in the article is worth a look and highlights the danger of the ground-layer depth hoar which will cause dangerous conditions for months.

Tom
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