Kendall Peak

Dedicated to wintertime travelers on and near Kendall Peak, Snoqualmie Pass, Washington as a catalyst for thoughtful discussion of backcountry safety in intensively-used terrain across the Cascades.

Three essays are planned:

  1. The Kendall Trap (v1: 12/19/2017, revised 1/31/2018): Discussion of avalanche terrain on the west flanks of Kendall Peak (public comment-thread on
  2. Inter-Party Avalanche Involvements May Increase Quadratically With Party Density (v1: 10/23/2019): Reflections on increased density of wintertime travelers in the Cascades and beyond
  3. 12/19/15 (TBA): A focused article on the 12/19/2015 accident

Comments, public and private, are most welcome. These are living documents, revised as necessary.


I am aggregating accounts of inter-party avalanche incidents, involvements, and accidents here.

Thank you for reading; thoughtful travels. -- Charlie