Snowmobiler Killed In Avalanche In Wyoming On Friday

Chris Wallner | BackcountryBackcountry | AvalancheAvalanche
Snowmobile death in WY. Image: Buckrail

According to Buckrail, a snowmobiler has died as a result of injuries that he suffered after being buried by an avalanche on Friday, December 29th, 2017. At about 2:00pm on Friday, a group of snowmobilers triggered an avalanche in the Salt River Range in Wyoming. It occurred near Commissary Ridge at about 9,296 feet.

Brennan Walpole. Image: GoFundMe

The large avalanche resulted in two individuals being partially buried and another being completely buried. Shortly after, Star Valley Search & Rescue responded to the scene and the fully buried victim was recovered and taken to the hospital via a helicopter. Sadly, Brennan succumbed to the injuries that he suffered from the avalanche. A GoFundMe has been set up to support his family through this horrible time. Our thoughts are with Brennan’s family and friends. This is a sobering reminder to stay safe in the backcountry.


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