Deadliest Avalanche In 50 Years

Avalanche Claims 5 Lives On Loveland Pass

Sat, April 21th, 2013

The names of 5 backcountry snowboarders killed in an avalanche near Loveland Pass on Saturday were released today. Ian Lanphere (36), Rick Gaukel (33), Chris Peters (31), Joe Timlin (32), and Ryan Novack (33) were hiking up a drainage ditch when they may have triggered the avalanche. A 6th member of the group was able to dig himself out and call authorities for help. This was the deadliest avalanche in Colorado in 50 years.

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Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims.

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