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Avalanche Incidents

Skier killed in Hatcher Pass Avalanche

A skier identified as Randall Bergt was killed in an avalanche in Hatcher Pass on November 22nd.  View official report here News stories can be viewed at ADN – Public Radio – US World News – KTUU View more information at HPAC Photo by Kirk Johnson

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Small Child killed in roof avalanche April 4, 2017

Avalanche Details Location: North Pole State: Alaska Date: 2017/04/01 Time: 1:30 PM (Estimated) Summary Description: 1 resident partially buried-critical, later died Primary Activity: Resident Primary Travel Mode: Foot Location Setting: Town/Settlement Number Caught: 1 Partially Buried, Non-Critical: 0 Partially Buried, Critical: 1 Fully Buried: 0 Injured: 0 Killed: 1 Avalanche Type: R Trigger: N – Natural Trigger (subcode): — Size – Relative to Path: — Size – Destructive Force: — Sliding Surface: — […]

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