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Mountain Sledder | March 19, 2018

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Fatality| Mountain Sledder Magazine

Alpine Assassins Rider Luke Rohde Dies in Avalanche on Mount Baker

March 14, 2018 |

With sadness, we announce the passing of well-known mountain rider Luke Rohde, who died in an avalanche on Mount Baker, Washington on March 10, 2018.Read More

Snowmobiler dies in Sheep Creek avalanche, Idaho

February 21, 2018 |

In tragic news, a snowmobiler has died following a Sheep Creek avalanche, near Palisades Reservoir, Idaho. Bonneville County Sheriff’s Search & Rescue…Read More

Sledder dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek

January 1, 2017 |

Patrick Garbutt photos   Snowmobiler dies in avalanche at Clemina Creek It was a tragic end to 2016 for one family, when a snowmobiler riding Clemina Creek near Valemount, BC was killed by an avalanche on Friday December 30. Eyewitnesses claim that three sledders were involved in the avalanche that … Read More

Joe Denney talks about avalanche that killed his friend

March 14, 2016 |

Alaska Dispatch News interviews Joe Denney, a survivor of a large avalanche near Eureka, AK on February 27, 2016. He tells the story of what happened that day, and the avalanche that took his riding partner of 11 years, Randy Pratt’s life. The day started out with deep conditions as … Read More

McBride Avalanche Deaths Preventable

February 4, 2016 | 3

The avalanche that caused the deaths of 5 men last weekend near McBride, BC was preventable, according to Karl Klassen, Avalanche Canada’s Public Avalanche Warning Service Manager, in a February 4 CBC news story. Klassen made reference to the fact that there were as many as 15-17 riders on the slope at … Read More

A Survivor Opens Up About The Avalanche That Took Her Fiance’s Life

January 20, 2016 | 1

“He died because I didn’t have a [transceiver], probe and shovel. Neither did he. He died because we didn’t take nine hours out of our busy schedule to take an avalanche awareness course. Now I realise the importance of equipping myself with avalanche safety knowledge and search and rescue gear. I also realise that in the end it is up to each individual to be responsible for their safety.”Read More