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It’s early season but that doesn’t mean the “avalanche dragon” is sleeping! This excerpt is from the Mt Washington Avalanche Center forecast for 12/6/21. Link to full MWAC Forecast Discussion here. Thanks to all first responders for their quick response, and wishing a speedy recovery to the injured party.
“On the afternoon of December 5, 2021, a solo skier was traveling up Left Gully when a slab avalanche from above struck them. The skier was carried downhill by the avalanche, hitting several rocks and coming to rest above the debris field, traveling downslope nearly 600 feet. The skier sustained severe injuries. A rescue effort was immediately undertaken by several bystanders, a Harvard cabin caretaker, and Forest Service Snow Rangers. A crown line photo reveals a slab of approximately 20 inches at its thickest spot, originating on the uppermost southeast facing aspect. The avalanche was large enough to bury, injure, or kill a person and encompassed a medium-sized portion of the whole slide path. The public is reminded to check the weather forecast and be prepared. Always check the avalanche forecast before planning your adventure.”
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Stay safe out there and think snow!!