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Crystal Mountain - Skier Found Buried - Death
« on: 01/05/17, 09:30 PM »

My condolences to anyone that knew her.† I have looked at the Crystal Patrol Blog, Crystal Blog, NWAC, and searched news for more stories but only found this one story.† Anyone know where she was when she was buried?†

http://q13fox.com/2017/01/05/body-of-64-year-old-backcountry-skier-found-buried-in-avalanche-near-crystal-mountain/
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Re: Crystal Mountain - Skier Found Buried - Death
« Reply #1 on: 01/06/17, 09:42 AM »

I've also been looking everywhere I know. The only information I have found is that she was traveling uphill, and that a ski patroller saw avy debris and a backpack.
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Re: Crystal Mountain - Skier Found Buried - Death
« Reply #2 on: 01/06/17, 10:07 AM »

From the Associated Press and in today's Seattle Times:

"CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN ó The ski patrol at Crystal Mountain says it found a womanís body after she was killed in an avalanche while back-country skiing outside the resort.

Ski Patrol Director Kim Kircher says the woman was a 64-year-old Seattle resident who had been skiing at Crystal for 50 years. She parked in the resortís lot Wednesday before ski-touring, alone, up a ridge, where she was caught in the avalanche.

Kircher said the avalanche appeared to have occurred on Wednesday afternoon, and that when two members of the ski patrol saw evidence of it Thursday morning they traversed over to check it out. They found the womanís hand and backpack sticking out of the snow.

The victimís name was not immediately released."

http://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/woman-dies-skiing-out-of-bounds-at-crystal-mountain/

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« Reply #3 on: 01/06/17, 06:25 PM »

She was a much admired and active member of the Crystal Mountain ski tribe.
She will be greatly missed by us all.
RIP
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« Reply #4 on: 01/06/17, 10:02 PM »

Skier identified:

http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/article125070419.html

Heartfelt condolences to everyone touched by this tragedy.
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« Reply #5 on: 01/07/17, 12:36 PM »

Very sad news. I didn't know her, but want to offer my condolences to family and friends.

Having done my share of solo backcountry skiing around Crystal Mountain, I'll be very interested to learn where this accident took place.

I've also been skiing at Crystal for over 50 years, so this tragedy strikes close to home, psychologically.
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« Reply #6 on: 01/07/17, 01:40 PM »

I heard this morning that it happened out in the Three-Way Peak area. Definitly sad.
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« Reply #7 on: 01/10/17, 08:33 AM »

Today's Seattle Times has a paid obituary for Elizabeth Hampson:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/seattletimes/obituary.aspx?n=elizabeth-hampson&pid=183543518

The notice confirms something I'd wondered about. She was the sister of Charlie Hampson, someone who I knew in the 1980s through the climbing community.

Condolences to her family.
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Re: Crystal Mountain - Skier Found Buried - Death
« Reply #8 on: 01/12/17, 02:37 PM »

The report is up on nwac.
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