CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2019/03/13 - Alaska - Lutak Inlet, north of Haines

Published 2019/03/19 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Lutak Inlet, north of Haines
  • State: Alaska
  • Date: 2019/03/13
  • Time: 12:00 AM
  • Summary Description: 1 backcountry tourer caught and killed
  • Primary Activity: Backcountry Tourer
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowboard

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • 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: A backcountry snowboarder was caught and killed in an avalanche. Two companions found him within 7 to 8 minutes and began resuscitation. The snowboarder did not survive.

Haines Avalanche Center report