Check this out: Snowmobiler survives avalanche on Logan Peak

LOGAN PEAK – The avalanche danger in Utah’s backcountry rises and falls based on wind, snow conditions, and how active people might be in potentially triggering slides. Even though the snowpack was not particularly deep on January 14th, conditions were ripe enough to trigger an <a href=”https://utahavalanchecenter.org/avalanches/35564″ target=”_blank”>avalanche on Logan Peak</a> in what is commonly referred to as the Rodeo Grounds or the Fair Grounds.

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Jerrimy Brenchley was riding his snowmobile in the area, had just ridden down the side of the peak and was turning around to prepare for another run when he caught the avalanche on his helmet camera. Two other riders had gone up the mountain and triggered an avalanche estimated to be 900-feet wide.

The video shows one snowmobile outrunning the avalanche, but another rider ended up falling off his sled. He got back up and tried to outrun it on foot when he was swept up, but was luckily on the fringe of the slide. He was able to stay on top of the snowpack and walk away.

The Utah Avalanche Center referred to the incident as a “persistent hard slab avalanche” and warned that there will likely be more like it throughout the rest of the winter season.

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