CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2019/01/09 - Wyoming - Mount Leidy, southwest of Togwotee Pass

Published 2019/01/10 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Mount Leidy, southwest of Togwotee Pass
  • State: Wyoming
  • Date: 2019/01/09
  • Time: 12:00 AM
  • Summary Description: 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

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

Avalanche

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

Site

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

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: A snowmobiler was caught and buried in an avalanche near Mount Leidy. His two parters conducted a companion rescue but could not revive the rider.

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