Avalanche Death near Togwotee Pass, Wyoming on Tuesday

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Map showing the location of the recent avalanche fatality.

A 26-year-old snowmobiler from Iowa died in an avalanche near Togwotee Pass in Northwest Wyoming on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.  This was the 2nd avalanche death in Wyoming this year and the 16 avalanche fatality this winter in the USA.

“A snowmobiler triggering a slide on a south facing slope which failed on a faceted crust around 30 inches below the snow surface. He was buried roughly four feet deep, found with a beacon and dug up by other riders in his party. Tragically, he did not survive.” – Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center

Aerial photo of the avalanche crown and debris that killed a snowmobiler on Tuesday in Wyoming.  photo:  jhavalanche.org
Aerial photo of the avalanche crown and debris that killed a snowmobiler on Tuesday in Wyoming. photo: jhavalanche.org

The avalanche danger in the area of this avalanche was rated at “CONSIDERABLE” by the Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center when this avalanche occurred.  

EVENT DETAILS:  

Path: Angle Mountain Zone: 201
Elevation: 9100 Aspect: SW
Starting zone slope angle: 36-40
Type: SS
Relative Size: 3 Destructive Size: 2.0 Depth: 24
Trigger: AM
Lat: 43.812885 Lng: -110.170448

Aerial photo of the avalanche crown and debris that killed a snowmobiler on Tuesday in Wyoming.  photo:  jhavalanche.org
Aerial photo of the avalanche crown and debris that killed a snowmobiler on Tuesday in Wyoming. photo: jhavalanche.org

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