Cornice failure - Nararo Peak Couloir

Banff Yoho & Kootenay National Park , Friday 26th April, 2019 3:55PM


Natural cornice failure triggered wind slab below ridge which stepped down into the April or March facets. The resulting avalanche ran to the bottom of the couloir hitting two skiers who were descending the choke in the couloir. The two skiers were pushed down the lower section of the couloir and out onto the fan. No burials, but injuries and lost gear.


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Cornice failure - Nararo Peak Couloir

Source: Avalanche Canada MIN