Close call near Revelstoke
This just in from Karl Klassen, seems like things are still a little strange out their:
A close call just outside Revelstoke Mountain Resort this afternoon. Details still sketchy but sounds like someone jumped over, fell over a cornice, broke a chunk off, started a small slide that stepped down size 2.5 to ground; rumour is an 8 metre (yes: that’s metres not centimetres) fracture line. fortunately the event was witnessed by a patroller, ski patrol was engaged in an avalanche training exercise nearby, Revy SAR happened to be in their ready room with radio on, and the survivor is in hospital after being buried for 24 minutes about a metre down.
This occurred at about 2400 metres elevation on a N’ly aspect in a steep couloir feature that feeds into a bowl.
Still potential for weirdness out there. Be careful out there.
Revelstoke, BC Canada