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‘Small avalanche’ killed 3 hikers at Colchuck Peak, final report says

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Colchuck Peak, site of an avalanche that occurred on February 19, 2023.  Six climbers attempting to climb the peak via the northeast couloir route when an avalanche carried four down the couloir, resulting in three fatalities. 

Colchuck Peak is at center, the northeast couloir is partly sunlit. Argonaut Peak is to the right of Colchuck.  Dragontail Peak is at left, and Colchuck Lake is at lower left/center.

The Colchuck Peak avalanche that killed three climbers last month was “relatively small," but on such steep terrain it still proved deadly, the Northwest Avalanche Center found. 

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