Why Avalanches Should Be Reported By Eric Knoff

Submitted by Eric Knoff on Thu, 12/30/2010 - 12:32

The winter of 2009/10 was the busiest season the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center has had in its twenty years of operation - 87 avalanche incidents were reported in southwest Montana. The incidents reported included 21 people caught, 9 partial burials, 3 full burials and 3 fatalities, but this is, unfortunately, not the full picture. Inherently, many avalanche events were never reported to the forecast center.

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