Another avalanche at Clemina Creek

Came across these photos last night from yet another avalanche in the Clemina Creek area (last week posted this vid). Sadly this time didn’t have a happy ending, with one ‘biler being caught. His buddies were able to dig him out but unable to revive him (full report from the Canadian Avalanche Centre can be found here).

Ass puckering pics below. Click to see full-size versions and notice the highmarking – the slope didn’t fail on the first try.  Would you have been lulled into a false sense of security if a few of your buddies had already ridden down a slope?  This season has been crazy.

Clemina Creek avalanche
Clemina Creek avalanche
Snowmobiles in lower left give size perspective
Snowmobiles in lower left give size perspective
One helluva terrain trap at the bottom
One helluva terrain trap at the bottom

One Reply to “Another avalanche at Clemina Creek”

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