News: Snowboarder Killed In Torreys Peak, Colorado Avalanche

Next Up

From The Summit County Citizen's Voice:

The seventh avalanche death of the season in Colorado occurred May 21 when a snowboarder died on 14,267-foot Torreys Peak, a popular mountaineering destination on the Continental Divide between Summit County and Clear Creek County.

According to a preliminary report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the accident involved a party of three backcountry travelers.

The first of the trio to start down Dead Dog Couloir was caught in a small slide and swept into some rocks. According to Summit County emergency personnel, he was alive when rescuers reached the scene but died about 20 minutes after the rescue party arrived.

Avalanche experts have been warning of the potential for dangerous slides the past few weeks as an unusually deep spring snowpack remains poised to avalanche as the weather warms or as cornices give way under their own weight.

The Summit County Rescue Group sent about five or six emergency responders to the scene to assist Alpine Rescue Team.

Next Story

TGR Tested: Faction Dictator 3.0