Gallatin National Forest AVALANCHE ADVISORY | Web: www.mtavalanche.com | Email: mtavalanche@gmail.com | Recording: 587-6981 | Office: 587-6984

Imp Peak Avalanche Accident Report

The Imp Peak Avalanche Report is completed and online. This was especially difficult to write since we knew the party involved. Madison and Gallatin County Sheriff's Offices, as well as the families and friends were a huge help in putting this together.

REPORT: http://www.mtavalanche.com/accident/17/10/12

Advisory Photos

Overview from air_1
Overview from air_1

Photo showing overview of the avalanche. Photo: GNFAC

Overview from air_2
Overview from air_2

A side view of the avalanche with features marked. Photo: GNFAC

Imp Peak Overview
Imp Peak Overview

The avalanche was in a wind-loaded zone low on the peak (10,100'). It...

Helicopter searching avalanche debris
Helicopter searching avalanche debris

After dropping of members of the Gallatin County Search and Rescue, the...

Searching the debris
Searching the debris

Nine search and rescue volunteers, including 2 avalanche dogs, searched...

Overview of debris and search
Overview of debris and search

The slope that caught and buried two skiers with the crown and...

The lower half of the the avalanche debris
The lower half of the the avalanche debris

Rescuers are searching and probing the lower half of the debris pile....

Snowpit near Imp Peak Avalanche
Snowpit near Imp Peak Avalanche

This pit is next to the avalanche that caught two skiers, resulting in...

Imp Peak Avalanche Pit Profile - 9 Oct 2017
Imp Peak Avalanche Pit Profile - 9 Oct 2017

Avalanche Guys Videos

Imp Peak Avalanche Fatality

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