I believe Garrett was an employee from Petzl (according to Backcountry.com). Sad story.
We had an avy death in the NW in the Stevens Pass backcountry this last weekend as well. 20 year old kid from the University of Washington. Not a lot of details on how/where it happened from news sites, I've been awaiting the official NWAC report.
Avy rose is black on all aspects down to 4000' on most western slopes of the Cascades today as a big rain event is rolling through. Really sketchy in the backcountry here right now, hopefully everyone stays safe.
Last edited by DrnknZag; 03-30-2011 at 03:14 PM.