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

 

 

MARCH 7
FOLLOW-UP REPORT

SQUAW VALLEY MARCH 2 AVALANCHE

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.

 

 

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Winter of 2018, March 5

 

 

Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center

 

 

 

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Avalanche Death & Weather

 

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Death for Bighorn

 

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