Skier killed in avalanche

Posted on 10 October 2017

Skier dies in avalanche on Imp Peak

Season's first fatality

Montana Living — A skier was killed Oct. 6 in an avalanche on Imp Peak in southwest Montana.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center said the avalanche was in a wind-loaded zone low on the peak, and the avalanche was triggered as the skiers ascended the peak.

location of imp peak skier avalanche oct. 6, 2017 montana living

Photo shows location of buried skier. Photo courtesy Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

imp peak skier avalanche oct. 6, 2017 montana living

A helicopter drops rescuers to the scene on Imp Peak. Photo courtesy of Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center

imp peak skier avalanche oct. 6, 2017 by montana living

According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, an avalanche in Sacajawea Bowl was reported on Oct. 3, 2017.

sacajawea bowl avalanche Oct. 3, 2017 montana living

A photo of the crown and slope that was skier triggered in Sacajewea Bowl yesterday (Oct. 3). Slope was 47 degrees steep. Photo: K. Birkeland

 



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