American Alpine Jounrna and Accidents in North American Climbing

Avalanche, Yukon Territory, Mt. Logan, Southwest Buttress

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  • Publication Year: 1980

AVALANCHE

Yukon Territory, Mt. Logan, Southwest Buttress

John Lauchlan (24) and Jim Elzinga (25) were descending a snow face about 2,000 feet below the summit of Mt. Logan on 1 July 1979 after having climbed the southwest buttress. An avalanche came down and caught Lauchlan, but Elzinga was able to hold him. (Source: Ottawa Journal, 1 July 1979)

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