CAIC: Colorado Avalanche Information Center

2021/02/14 - Colorado - Pumphouse Lake, southwest of Rollins Pass

Published 2021/02/14 by Spencer Logan - Forecaster, CAIC


Avalanche Details

  • Location: Pumphouse Lake, southwest of Rollins Pass
  • State: Colorado
  • Date: 2021/02/14
  • Time: Unknown
  • Summary Description: 1 snowmobiler caught, killed
  • Primary Activity: Snowmobiler
  • Primary Travel Mode: Snowmobile

Number

  • Caught: 0
  • Fully Buried: 0
  • Injured: 0
  • Killed: 1

Avalanche

  • Type: --
  • Trigger: --
  • Trigger (subcode): --
  • Size - Relative to Path: --
  • Size - Destructive Force: --
  • Sliding Surface: --

Site

  • Slope Aspect: E
  • Site Elevation: 11600 ft
  • Slope Angle: --
  • Slope Characteristic: --

Accident Summary

PRELIMINARY: A snowmobiler was caught and killed in an avalanche west of Rollins Pass. The avalanche occurred on an east-facing, above treeline slope of Mount Epworth. When the avalanche stopped, the snowmobiler was buried underneath his sled on Pumphouse Lake. 

Our deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of the person involved. We will publish more information as it becomes available.

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