Victims of Jackson Avalanche Death’s IdentifiedBy Michael Frank on January 29th, 2013
Two backcountry skiers were killed Sunday afternoon in unrelated avalanches in the Bridger-Teton National Forest, near Jackson Hole. Elizabeth “Liza” Benson, left, was part of a group of skiers caught in an avalanche off Clause Peak in the Cliff Creek area. Benson was swept into a tree by a six-inch break at approximately 9,200 feet and sustained fatal blunt force trauma. Nick Gillespie, a seasonal trail crew worker in Grand Teton National Park, died in a separate avalanche. He was on a backcountry ski trip for several days with friends and triggered a slide in the
Survey Peak area. Rangers said it’s very remote (Gillespie’s friends had to trek out to find cell coverage and call for help) and rarely gets skied. Via Jackson Hole News & Guide.
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