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Category: Avalanche

Climber Killed In Avalanche On Mount Tsurugi in Japan

Mount Tsurugi, Japan – At approximately 14:00 on Sunday, April 30, 2017 a male climber was caught in an avalanche at roughly 2700 meters near the Ridgeline of Mount Tsurugi (2,999 meters) in the Hida Mountains in the Toyama Prefecture of Japan. Oda’s climbing partner was uninjured. JapanTimes.co.jp …

Skier Killed In Avalanche On Kegelkopf In Tyrol, Austria

Tyrol, Austria – On Saturday, April 22, 2017 a skier was killed in an avalanche while descending the northeast face of Kegelkopf (2837 meters) in the Samnaungruppe near the municipality of Tobadill in the Landeck district in Tyrol, Austria. The incident occurred while the group of 3 skiers …

Avalanche Kills Solo Skier Near Snoqualmie Pass In Washington

Snoqualmie Pass, Washington – On Tuesday, April 11, 2017 a solo skier was killed in an avalanche in Commonwealth Basin on the southwest side of Red Mountain in the Snoqualmie Pass area of Washington. SeattleTimes.com reports that the skier was traveling alone at the time of the incident. He had shared his …

Snowboarder Injured In Avalanche In Granite Canyon Near JHMR

Jackson, Wyoming – On Sunday, April 9, 2017 snowboarder Alex Thompson triggered a soft slab avalanche in Granite Canyon in Grand Teton National Park outside of the backcountry gates at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The rider was carried approximately 1000 vertical feet and suffered minor injuries. The incident occurred …