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Montana avalanche fatality
« on: 10/10/17, 04:38 PM »

Montana avalanche fatality

Incredibly sad.  This was a relatively small avalanche.  However, the description suggests transceivers were not used.
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Re: Montana avalanche fatality
« Reply #1 on: 10/13/17, 02:06 PM »

Very tragic.  We veteran climbers honor Michael Kennedy for his climbing prowess and for editing CLIMBING Magazine for many years.  What a horrible set of circumstances for the parents in a climbing family to have to face. 
My heart goes out to all involved, and to everyone who faces the loss of a loved one.

Here is a link to a tribute in ROCK & ICE:

http://rockandice.com/remembering-hayden-kennedy/

I have read several accounts of the avy accident but have not yet seen a definitive statement on whether they were carrying beacons, shovels and probes.  What a sad scenario to have to analyze.
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Re: Montana avalanche fatality
« Reply #2 on: 10/13/17, 10:25 PM »

Very sad story.... There have already been several skier triggered avalanches in southern Montana, especially considering the low early season snowpack in some of the areas - mostly high winds causing wind slabs.

Detailed report here on the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center site, will answer some of the questions in previous posts:
http://www.mtavalanche.com/sites/default/files/Imp%20Peak%20Avalanche%20Report_PUBLIC.pdf
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Re: Montana avalanche fatality
« Reply #3 on: 10/14/17, 04:59 PM »

VERY SAD....

Learned somewhere: "most avalanche fatalities occur in slides of 300' or less".
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