15 Human Triggered Avalanches in 2 Days in Utah:

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Avalanche in Utah yesterday.  photo:  utah avalanche center
Avalanche in Utah yesterday. photo: utah avalanche center

Utah experienced 15 human triggered avalanches and one avalanche fatality in the past 2 days.  

Please be careful in Utah backcountry this week.

DETAILS:

By our count, there were 15 human triggered avalanches in the backcountry averaging 2′ deep and 100′ wide on predominantly northwest through northeast through southeast facing slopes above 9000′. More than a couple were close calls with at least one and perhaps two people getting caught and carried with lost gear. And these were the avalanches we heard about. Thanks to all the folks who called our office, submitted reports, and called Alta Central or the various ski patrol dispatch offices (info in our General Announcements below). Your information helps to verify conditions, which, in turn saves lives. Thanks.” – Utah Avalanche Center


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One thought on “15 Human Triggered Avalanches in 2 Days in Utah:

  1. Just a little correction. There were 15+ human triggered avalanches (including the fatality) in the first day after the storm. There were an additional 5 human triggered avalanches the next day.

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