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Avy Death on E Red 4/15

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:44 am
by eskermo ... iew=public

"PRELIMINARY REPORT: A group of three backcountry tourers were involved in an avalanche near Red Peak in the Gore Range, west of the town of Silverthorne. The group ascended to the east summit of Red Peak (point 12,885'). They began their descent of a couloir locally known as Oh What Big Eyes You Have, on the north side of point 12,885'. During the descent they triggered a small avalanche. The avalanche swept one of the riders through the couloir and to the valley below.

Summit County Rescue Group and the Summit County Sheriff's Office responded. CAIC staff will visit the site and we'll publish more information as it become available."

Re: Avy Death on E Red 4/15

Posted: Thu Apr 16, 2020 12:01 pm
by angry
SCRG, taking into consideration snow and avalanche conditions (danger rating of considerable), fading light, the distance to the victim (about 8 to 9 miles round trip over rough terrain), and the impending heavy snow storm,
made the difficult decision not to send in recovery teams that evening. When weather conditions permit, SCRG will send in teams for the recovery.