Incidents

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This page displays avalanche incidents reported to the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center that have occurred in the backcountry this season and involve a person caught, buried, and/or injuried. Click here for a summary of incidents that occurred before 2013.

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Location Number of People Caught Date Drainage Type Author Observer Type
Mt Whitney 2 Sat Apr 22 2017 Lone Pine Avalanche Observation Public (not verified)
East face Mt. Morrison a few hundred feet below summit 1 Fri Apr 21 2017 Convict Creek Avalanche Observation Public (not verified)
Red Slate - North Couloir 1 Fri Mar 31 2017 Convict Creek Avalanche Observation joshf Forecaster
Mammoth Mountain 2 Sat Mar 25 2017 Mammoth Lakes Avalanche Observation Public (not verified)
Above lake Mary Rd - out of bounds from ski area 1 Tue Feb 21 2017 Mammoth Lakes Avalanche Observation joshf Forecaster
East of Mt. Olsen 1 Wed Feb 15 2017 Virginia Creek Avalanche Observation Public (not verified)
Slope btw. Hourglass and Negatives bowl 1 Wed Feb 15 2017 June Lake Avalanche Observation Public (not verified)
Carson Peak - Pete's Dream 1 Tue Mar 8 2016 June Lake Avalanche Observation joshf Forecaster
Mammoth Mountain Ski Area - Dragon's Back 3 1 Mon Dec 14 2015 Mammoth Lakes Avalanche Observation joshf Forecaster
NE slope above Meysan Lake 1 Tue Nov 17 2015 Avalanche Observation SBurak

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