Photos From the Field

2015 Season Summary 2015 Season Summary -Apr 16, 2015
View from the top of the couloir View from the top of the couloir -Apr 14, 2015

View from the top of the Hanging Garden couloir on April 9. Recent ski tracks can be seen by the broken snow. Photo: D. Lennon

Ascent Route Ascent Route -Apr 14, 2015

The group of four skiers involved in Saturday's accident used this route to ascent the south face of Beehive Peak to access the Hanging Garden couloir on the north side. Photo: GNFAC

Snow depth near Beehive Snow depth near Beehive -Apr 14, 2015

Total snow depth from the Timberline Station at the Yellowstone Club at 9400 feet. Changes in snow depth indicate snowfall amounts.

Air Temperature near Beehive Air Temperature near Beehive -Apr 14, 2015

Air temperature from the Timberline Station at the Yellowstone Club at 9400 feet.

Winds near Beehive Winds near Beehive -Apr 14, 2015

Average winds from the Timberline station at the Yellowstone Club at 9800 feet.
 

Hanging Garden on Beehive Peak Hanging Garden on Beehive Peak -Apr 14, 2015
Hanging Garden Crown Hanging Garden Crown -Apr 14, 2015
Hanging Garden Trigger Point Hanging Garden Trigger Point -Apr 12, 2015

The avalanche was triggered approximately in the location of the black circle. It was one foot deep for about 6 feet and quickly tapered to just a few inches thick on either side. The skier was in the middle of a turn with his skis pointed downhill when it broke. Had he not been in this position, his parnters are fairly confident he would have been able to either ski off it or self arrest. Photo: T. Turiano

Hanging Garden Avalanche Hanging Garden Avalanche -Apr 11, 2015

The upper portion of the couloir is mostly out of view but the hanging snowfield can be seen. The avalanche carried the skier over the cliffs. Photo: GNFAC