Moose Triggers Avalanche On Hatcher Pass, Alaska

Moose | File Library Image
Moose | File Library Image

Hatcher Pass, Alaska – On Sunday, January 29, 2017 a cow moose triggered an avalanche on Arkose Ridge in Hatcher Pass, Alaska. A backcountry enthusiast caught the avalanche event on camera and spooking the moose who bolted onto a steep slope.

The moose triggered a NW face and disappeared from view. According to, “The witness unsuccessfully tried to find the moose after the 1,000-foot slide but wasn’t properly equipped to dig the animal out.” That article states that according to Jed Workman of the Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, the moose survived the slide.

See a photo of the moose and the slide on