Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Colorado Avalanche: Deadliest in 50 Years

The eastern flank of an avalanche in Colorado that killed several people in April 2013.

  

On Saturday afternoon, the wet snow piled in the mountains of the Loveland Pass gave way, creating a fatal avalanche.

Adding to the already 19 deaths by avalanches during the 2012-13 winter season, five people were trapped and killed on Saturday.

A sixth snowboarder managed to escape the snow and go to get help.

Despite now being in the latter half of April, the slopes definitely don't look like it out in Colorado.

Colorado Avalanche Information Center executive director Ethan Greene said "We are very much in a winter snowpack right now. The calendar may say it's April, but the snowpack looks more like February..."

For the rest of the story: http://www.livescience.com/28930-colorado-avalanche-deadliest-in-50-years.html

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