The Season Is Just Starting, But There Has Been An Avalanche Reported Out Of Canada

The season has just started to rock here in North America, but that doesn't mean it's too early to think about the dangers of avalanches. A slide was reported earlier this week at Idaho Peak in the Selkirk Mountains of British Columbia.

The size 2 avalanche was reported on October 20. This avalanche had a crown with a depth of 45cm (17.7 inches) and 60m (197 feet) wide. The avalanche ran for 350m (1,150 feet) and into the small trees below.

Though the avalanche was triggered by a skier, thankfully there were no injuries reported.

Avalanche and emergency authorities are reminding all those the venture into potential avalanche zones that, though it is early in the season, it is never too early to be aware of avalanche dangers and to practice avalanche safety.

Photo Credit: Avalanche Canada


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