CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2011/04/28 - Alaska - Ruth Gorge

Published 2011/10/24 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Ruth Gorge
  • State: Alaska
  • Date: 2011/04/28
  • Time: 1:00 AM (Estimated)
  • Summary Description: Icefall avalanche hits camp, 1 climber killed
  • Primary Activity: Climber
  • Primary Travel Mode: Not Applicable
  • Location Setting: Backcountry

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • Partially Buried, Non-Critical: 0
  • Partially Buried, Critical: 0
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 1

Avalanche

  • Type: I
  • Trigger: N - Natural
  • Trigger (subcode): --
  • Size - Relative to Path: --
  • Size - Destructive Force: --
  • Sliding Surface: --

Site

  • Slope Aspect: --
  • Site Elevation: --
  • Slope Angle: --
  • Slope Characteristic: --