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Ice Climber Caught, Buried, and Killed Near Ouray Colorado
An ice climber was killed in the Uncompahgre Gorge south of Ouray Colorado on January 18, 2020 when a falling block of ice triggered a small avalanche. The victim was hit by the snow and ice. She was caught and carried in the avalanche. She came to rest in the creek where she was fully buried. The victim was not climbing at the time of the accident. She was untethered. Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and everyone affected by this accident. You can find the preliminary report here.
Colorado Backcountry Avalanche Workshop
Join the Friends of the CAIC and guest speakers Spencer Logan (Lead Avalanche Scientist, CAIC) Dr. Jeff Deems (National Snow and Ice Data Center) Dr. Jason Killgore (NIST) for the 1st Annual Colorado Backcountry Avalanche Workshop. The Colorado Backcountry Avalanche Workshop is an opportunity for backcountry users to build on their educational background. Speakers will present on a variety of topics pertinent to recreational backcountry use.
When: February 11, 2020 5:30 to 9:00PM Where: American Mountaineering Center, Golden, CO Get Your Tickets Now
Avalanche Fatality in Utah
On January 18, a snowmobiler was caught, buried, and killed in an avalanche in Farmington Canyon, east of Farmington, Utah. You can read the preliminary report here. Our deepest condolences go out to the family, friends, and everyone affected by this accident.