EVENT AND FATALITY INFORMATION

Date/Time: 12/26/2002 10:00:00

Path: Twin Lakes, West Side of the Snowy Zone: 601
Elevation: 10535 Aspect: NW
Starting zone slope angle: 41-45
Type: Soft Slab
Relative Size: Destructive Size: Depth:
Trigger: Snowmobile (AM)
Lat: 41.349506 Lng: -106.347458

Observer Notes:Gillingham and a friend were believed to be high-marking. When the slide released the friend’s machine was stuck and out of the way, so only one person was caught. Neither carried rescue gear. The friend searched for awhile and eventually was able to catch the attention of nearby riders. They send one to call for help and started searching. The sheriff was notified and Gillingham was found before the organized rescuers arrived. He was buried 4 feet deep. Exact location not confirmed.

1 Fatalities Involved.

Matt Gillingham Age: 34

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