Mt. Athabasca Ramp Route Avalanche

Mt. Athabasca Ramp Route Jasper National Park

Parks Canada , Sunday 26th June, 2022 11:00AM

A large avalanche occurred over the Ramp Route on Mt. Athabasca on June 25th at 22:45.

This can be seen via the Columbia Icefields Center Webcam

From field reports it appears to be a wind slab avalanche possibly from the recent snowfall on June 23rd.

This is a good reminder that avalanches can occur at anytime of the year in the mountains and bringing avalanche rescue equipment (transceiver, shovel and probe) should be standard practice for mountaineering and alpine climbing when traveling in avalanche terrain.

Thank-you to the reporting party.

Jasper Visitor Safety
Parks Canada

Source: Mountain Conditions