Detailed Accident Report

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Date: 2002-03-21
Submitted By: BTNF
Place: Jackson Peak, 6 miles east of Jackson, Wyoming
State: WY
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 skier caught, buried, and killed

On Thursday, 3/21/02, volunteers from the Teton County Search and Rescue

team recovered the body of a male skier from avalanche debris. This

backcountry skier was alone and had been in the backcountry since March

9th. The incident occured near Jackson Peak which is approximately six

miles east of Jackson, Wyoming in a wilderness area. The exact time or

date of the event is not known. The avalanche was reported to have been

approximatley 50 yards across and 100 yards in length and 3 to 4 feet

deep at the crown. It occured on a North-northeast aspect at an

elevation of around 9,800 feet. The victim was located by a search dog

after several clues were found on the debris.