Year: 1916

Path: NW of Cleopatra Hot Spring Zone:
Elevation: 6603 Aspect: S
Starting zone slope angle: 36-40
Type: Soft Slab
Relative Size: 2 Destructive Size: 2.0 Depth:
Trigger: Skier (AS)
Lat: 44.974354 Lng: -110.710640

Observer Notes:Four people were skiing when they triggered an avalanche below a cliff northwest of Cleopatra Terrace. At least three were buried or partially buried. All but one were able to self rescue. Lt. McDonald was buried under six feet of avalanche debris and was excavated by an entire troop of soldiers 45 minutes later but did not survive.

1 Fatalities Involved.

Lt. Joseph McDonald Age: 25
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