Friday, March 9, 2018

Sobering Kessler Peak Avalanche

Weatherwise, things are pretty ho-hum right now, so it's worth a look at the Kesspler Peak Avalanche that was triggered around noon yesterday.  Below is the video report from Trent Meisenheimer and Mark Staples of the Utah Avalanche Center.  A written accident report is available here.

Pretty sobering stuff and a strong reminder that there still are scary monsters living in the basement, as Bruce Tremper likes to say.  It is very fortunate that nobody was killed or injured on the Cardiff Fork summer road/trail, which is used frequently for exits from up-and-over tours or to access upper Cardiff Fork from Big Cottonwood.  

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