Detailed Accident Report
Submitted By: Frank W. Baumann
Place: Bugaboos Mountains, near Invermere
Summary: 2 skiers caught, 1 killed, 1 injured
Sadly, another fatality- this time a 34 year old ski mountaineer who was caught in a slide in the Bugaboos Mountains, near Invermere, B.C. (southeastern B.C.).
Here is the confirming initial story from CKNW radio in Vancouver ( www.cknw.com ).
COLUMBIA VALLEY (CKNW/AM980) -- Another avalanche has
struck in the south east part of the province. Columbia Valley RCMP
say a snow slide has killed one person and injured another in the
The two were on a private ski tour.
Mounties say guides from Canadian Mountain Holidays helped at the
RCMP say there's no indication other people are in the avalanche
Police are withholding names until they can notify next of kin. There
is no word where the victims are from.