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:
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 Turns-All-Year.com)
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
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.
Email: email@example.com .
I am aggregating accounts of inter-party avalanche incidents, involvements, and accidents here.
Thank you for reading; thoughtful travels. -- Charlie