Mountain Safety 2018: Mammoth Mountain Avalanche

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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 05 March 2018


Mountain Safety
Mammoth Mountain Avalanche

Major Avalanche, Major Rescue Effort

MMSA update: 8 caught in avalanche, only minor injuries
Sierra Wave, March 3, 2018.

"At approximately 10:15AM on March 3, 2018, Mammoth Mountain Ski Patrol was performing routine avalanche mitigation work in a closed area when a large avalanche released on the Climax ski run."

Heavy snowfall creates avalanches and avalanche danger.


Also happening today

Snowboard Powder Suffocation
Deep Powder Danger, Snowboarder Dies on China Peak





Recovery of body, avalanche shut down Squaw Valley operations on same day,
Truckee Sun, March 7, 2018.

Two Incidents

1> Body Recovery

2> Major inbounds avalanche, one serious injury, one minor.



Also See

Winter of 2018, March 5



Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center





Mega-Monster Twins in Tibet


Avalanche Death & Weather


New Safety


Death for Bighorn


All Avalanche News



March Trail News



Nature News


Climate Destruction News



Bee News

Bear News

Spider Forum

Bird News

Small Mammals

Frogs and Reptiles

Butterfly News


Health and Fitness

Mountain Safety

Mosquito News

Female Trail

High Sierra History


Astro-Phys, Space, & Science News

High Sierra Geology News

Fish, Oceans, & Water News



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Mountain Safety 2018: Mammoth Mountain Avalanche


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