CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2018/03/10 - Washington - Park Butte, south of Mount Baker

Published 2018/03/11 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Park Butte, south of Mount Baker
  • State: Washington
  • Date: 2018/03/10
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: 1 snowmobiler caught, killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

  • Caught: 1
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 1

Avalanche

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

Site

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

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: One snowmobiler was caught, carried, and killed in the accident. Initial reports indicate the avalanche occurred on a NE aspect near 5300'.