Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

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Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

A combination of factors contributed to Red Mountain Pass death
The avalanche slide paths where a backcountry skier was killed Jan. 5 while taking part in a Silverton Avalanche School course on Red Mountain Pass. The two avalanches triggered by the group are outlined in red. The red arrow points to the estimated area where the group entered the slope. The avalanche outlined in yellow was triggered with an explosive on Jan. 8 during search and rescue operations. The blue star is the location of the burial site.

Misjudgments led to fatal avalanche on Red Mountain Pass, report says

The avalanche slide paths where a backcountry skier was killed Jan. 5 while taking part in a Silverton Avalanche School course on Red Mountain Pass. The two avalanches triggered by the group are outlined in red. The red arrow points to the estimated area where the group entered the slope. The avalanche outlined in yellow was triggered with an explosive on Jan. 8 during search and rescue operations. The blue star is the location of the burial site.
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